From the sonic mission statement of fervid opener Grab Yer Coat to the feedback-drenched final seconds of breathtaking epic Do It Once, Do It Right, the hotly-anticipated eponymous debut from Vancouver's No Horses is an intense, country-scorched rock 'n' roll masterpiece. Endowed in abundance with Crazy Horse crunch, the elusive roots-rock dynamic of Drive-By Truckers and cocksure delivery of The Rolling Stones circa '72, No Horses leave the listener gasping for air at album's end, mirroring the band's incendiary live performances.
Over twenty-five years' collective experience in rock, punk, country and blues outfits is all too evident by the skill with which this six-piece of rare chemistry crafts and presents its anthemic material. Giving the flailing global alt.country scene a sorely needed kick in the pants, No Horses' precocious debut seems certain to be received as an album of the year and herald the band as new heroes of the genre. As lyrically powerful as it is musically ferocious and beautiful, No Horses captures a kick-ass rock band arriving fully formed, ready and able to take on the world.
released October 1, 2008
Anya Colussi: Keys
Mark Karpinski: Drums
Nick Lawton: Lead Vocals, harp on "Leavin'"
Jamie Myers: Bass
Ryan Olszewski: Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Vocals
Kris Welch: Electric Guitar, Vocals
Recorded and mixed by Shawn Cole
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