Chicago trio Horsegirl — Penelope Lowenstein, Nora Cheng, and Gigi Reece — formed in 2019, and make spare, understated and pretty indie rock that pulls post-punk and shoegaze/dreampop. Having released a couple singles via Bandcamp, Horsegirl have now signed to UK label Sonic Cathedral and will release their first 7″ on April 7″.

UPDATE: Horsegirl have since signed to Matador in North America.

The single features two of their Bandcamp songs, both of which are wonderful: “Ballroom Dance Scene,” with its complex counterpoint vocals and wash of hazy guitars, is the standout, but “Sea Life Sandwich Boy” is a pretty close second and recalls The Raincoats, The Radio Department and Galaxie 500.

You can watch a new video for “Ballroom Dance Scene” and listen to “Sea Life Sandwich Boy” below, and preorder the 7″ now.

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