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An Horse Modern Air

Last year, Australian indie rock duo An Horse returned with their first song since 2011, “Get Out Somehow,” and then this year they reissued their debut for its 10th anniversary and revealed that “Get Out Somehow” would be the lead single of a forthcoming album. Then came the album announcement — it’s called Modern Air and due May 3 via Lame-O Records (pre-order physical or digital) — and second single “This Is A Song,” and we’re now premiering third single “Ship of Fools.” This one’s slightly on the calmer side compared to the previous two singles, and it continues to prove that Modern Air is shaping up to be not just a great comeback, but possibly the band’s strongest album yet. This is crunchy, catchy indie rock in the traditional sense, and An Horse are keeping this stuff alive and well in 2019.

We’re told that “song alludes to the various reasons that the two ended up taking their long hiatus.” “Part of that story is about how they felt swallowed up by the music industry machine on their last record and they completely lost their own voices inside of it. The second part of the story is about Kate going through a period of darkness with her father’s illness and not feeling right writing songs during that entire period, feeling like she ran the risk of fetishizing her sadness and not wanting to live through it over and over on stage.” Listen below.

As mentioned, An Horse are opening part of Camp Cope‘s tour (but not the BrooklynVegan-presented NYC show, which is with Thin Lips and Oceanator). They also have international tour dates after that. All dates are listed below.

Earlier this year, Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, Tegan & Sara’s Sara Quin, Silversun Pickups’ Christopher Guanlao, and Kevin Devine reflected on An Horse’s debut album to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

1. This Is A Song
2. Live Well
3. Started A Fire
4. Get Out Somehow
5. Bob Ross (Be The Water)
6. Breakfast
7. Ship Of Fools
8. Mind Reader
9. Drown
10. Fortitude Valet
11. Begin Again

An Horse — 2019 Tour Dates
5/7 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace^
5/8 – Tuscon, AZ – 191 Toole^
5/9 – San Diego, CA – Che Cafe^
5/10 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater^
5/11 – Oakland, CA – The Uptown^
5/12 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop^
5/14 – Reno, NV – Holland Project^
5/16 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile^
5/17 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret^
5/18 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios^
5/19 – Boise, ID – Neurolux^
5/21 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake^
5/22 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown^
5/23 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club^
5/24 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean^
6/12 – Essen, DEU – Zech Carl
6/13 – Stuttgart, DEU – Clubcann
6/14 – Ulm, DEU – Ulmer Zelt
6/15 – Munich, DEU – Ampere
6/18 – Nuernberg, DEU – Club Stereo
6/19 – Muenster, DEU – Gleis 22
6/20 – Haldern, DEU – Pop Bar
6/21 – Cologne, DEU – Artheater
6/22 – Aachen, DEU – Musikbunker
6/23 – Wiesbaden, DEU – Schlachthof
6/25 – Hannover, DEU – Lux
6/26 – Hamburg, DEU – Schanzenzelt
6/27 – Berlin, DEU – Badehaus
6/28 – Bremen, DEU – Tower

^ = w/ Camp Cope and Oceanator

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