HOT OFF THE WIRES
It’s official! Our new album has just been announced! Preorder today from paper garden records!!
We’re very excited to announce some very exciting things!
- We’re putting out a split 7″ record with Food Will Win the War. Release shows in Philly at Garage Mahal on May 10 (Facebook Invite) and a rooftop at 20 Bayard on McCarren park in Williamsburg May 11. Space on the roof is very LIMITED so please RSVP to email@example.com FAST! BYOB happy hour starts at 7 followed by music making. $15 gets you the record, download and other assorted goodies from both bands.
- Paper Garden Records, the greatest indie label in the world, is releasing our third LP, “Strange Range,” on June 18th. Our CD release show will be held at the legendary Friars Club in Manhattan on June 25th (more info to come!).
- We’ll be playing the annual Hillstock Festival in Brooklyn on Saturday June 22nd in Brooklyn (invite here).
- Stay tuned for live vids from our session at the Vault Studio in Hoboken, NJ, new music vids for the new album, more shows and more more!
That’s that for now. Thanks!
The fine folks at Spinner.com are offering “This is Manhattan” as a free download today! They’ve been mighty kind to us. First having a listening party for We Will Never Ben Discovered on its release and now this. Fine folks, indeed.
One of my fave indie music blogs Pigeons and Planes just premiered our new video for This is Manhattan! Check it out! The video was directed and animated by graphic artist extraordinaire Will “Boy” Field.
Paper Garden Records is kicking off the holiday shopping season in style with a Black Friday and Cyber Monday 30% off sale of their entire catalogue.
Head on over to PGR for all your holiday gift needs. Just use one of these handy coupon codes BLACKCAT and ALGORELOVESME and the world (or 30% off Paper Garden Records releases) is yours!
If you’re watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade tomorrow, keep an eye out for the PBS Kids Sprout float around 11am. Marc (that’d be me) wrote the song that all those fun people and funny puppets on the float will be singing. Groove master extraordinaire, RJD2 (!!!!), produced the track and created what will certainly be a kindie pop dance sensation.
We’re tickled to play our second Paper Garden Records CMJ showcase in as many years. This year we’ll be sharing the cozy Living Room stage with Pree, Conveyor, Eli Mardock and Nature Boy! In addition to the awesome bands and no cover charge, there are two more great reasons to come.
1. My good buddy and children’s television personality extraordinaire Ms. Carly Ciarrocchi will be joining us on lead vocals for a few songs!
2. Paper Garden Records is giving away not one, not two, not three but FOUR Schwinn bikes! It’s a Schwinn Schwinn for everyone!
All the deets here!
The fantastic French duo le contremaître et sa contremaîtresse have done it again! The team behind the videos for We Will Never Be Discovered and “Dum Dee Dum” have made a new one for War Paint and it’s tres awesome! Check it out here!
Thanks to Rachel Hurley and Paper Garden Records for setting it up!
What a total treat it was to be featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered today! If you listen to about 20 minutes into the podcast you’ll hear Bob Boilen, Robin Hilton, Stephen Thompson and Ann Powers talk about “We Will Never Be Discovered.”
Even though, for some reason, they thought a woman (Katie Costello) sang the song and not me (Marc), I still couldn’t be more thrilled, especially when Bob Boilen said, “I love everything about this record.”
And we love everything about you, Bob.
As longtime fans of both BreakThru Radio and Grooveshark, we were doubly honored to film a BreakThru Radio Hear and There session IN the Groove Shark offices in NYC! Domenica, Chuck, Nikki, Benny and me played a quite tricky but wonderfully inventive (thanks to BTR!) acoustic version of ”We Will Never Be Discovered.” Playing in four different rooms at the same time isn’t easy. But it makes for an awesome Hear and There session!
Thanks to our new friends at Groove Shark for hosting, Jeremiah McVay and his crew from BreakThru Radio for filming, Paper Garden Records for putting it together and Mick Lewis for being Mick Lewis!
So excited to be featured in the award winning, iTunes runner up app of the year, Band of the Day! Regardless of them saying super nice things about us, the app is a great combination of design, thoughtful writing and awesome new bands.
Thanks to everyone @ Band of the Day!
Boy, oh, boy! 2011 is the year to be flattered! Here’s some (OK, all) of the year end accolades we’ve received from some of the most awesome music blogs around!
The Owl, who-who have been insanely nice to us this whole year, named “We Will Never Be Discovered” as their #1 music video of the year!
The Sound and the Furry gave us some beautiful bearded love by naming the video for “We Will Never Be Discovered” its #2 favorite video of 2011! And to top things off, I think they said WWNBD was their #2 favorite song of 2011 (though I’m not quite sure)!
The Dadada put “We Will Never Be Discovered” as 13th in his top 20 songs of 2011! Some fine company, indeed!
Chaotisch und Charmant, Brazil’s finest purveyor of indie-pop, listed “We Will Never Be Discovered” as its #6 Top Album of 2011!
The Metaphorical Boat, who’s also been super nice to us this year, put “We Will Never Be Discovered” in its Top 40 Songs of 2011!
Jeremy from Jeremy’s Indie Music put “We Will Never Be Discovered” in his Top 30 Album Discoveries of the year!
Thanks, blog buddies!
Domenica and I appeared on Danny Lobell’s Comical Radio along side cohost Abbi Crutchfield! Dommi and me told some really boring stories and messed up playing a bunch of songs. Check out some of the action below!
WXPN is one of the most awesome college radio station’s in the country and it’s quite the honor to be featured along side Dr. Dog, the Roots and the Black Keys on their New Music Mondays! Thanks to Mike Vasilikos and Bruce Warren!
We’re incredibly flattered to be GroopEase’s Groop of the Day! Especially when they say such nice things as,
“Their album, We Will Never Be Discovered, has a pretty appropriate ring about it as well. Something about the mystical notion of something such as never being discovered is another thing one could imagine causing such joyous, captivating, soul-filled folk-pop. There’s never too much of anything, because everything is welcome- the instruments acting like individual voices or coexistent lives, making quite the lovely album.”
If you don’t believe me, see for yourself here (and download some FREE mp3s from Paper Garden Records while you’re at it)!
The kind folks over at Death & Taxes said some nice things about us and encouraged their readers to see us at CMJ tomorrow. Check it out!
“If you can get out during the afternoon, head over to The Living Room (154 Ludlow St.) to check out The City and Horses at 2 p.m. as part of a Paper Garden Records showcase. The NYC act plays slightly maudlin pop-rock with a Velvet Underground-ish bent to it, but can also bring it for sunnier, uptempo numbers. If you show up early you can hear Big Tree’s 1 p.m. set, and then afterward hang around to hear Dad Rocks!, Tall Ships, and Pree.”
We had a super fun time playing the Indie Rebellion Radio Show yesterday in Jersey City! We got lethargic on Chinese food, sweated a lot and sang some songs. Thanks to Garvey for having us on! Check back to the Indie Rebellion site for the podcast and videos.
The Owl is so nice to us! They had this to say about the new digs:
“It’s always nice to see a band that doesn’t take themselves too seriously. The City and Horsesare funny, endearing, and Velvet Underground-esque. Sounding like Lou Reedand Nico may not be the nicest thing I could say about someone, but it’s fitting. The songs are simplistic, catchy, and fun without being too poppy. I can’t wait until they ruin this album by putting it in some movie where Michael Cera acts like an awkward teenager.”
Don’t tell them about Paper Heart!
Magnet Magazine seems like be quite tickled by our video for We Will Never Be Discovered. The quite funny review says things like,
“This is what it would look like if we stumbled upon our parents taking acid in our living room. The video for “We Will Never Be Discovered” is just so god damn weird. The latest from the City And Horses reminds us of Beck-styled groovy riffs with a host of miscellaneous and eclectric instruments integrating throughout.”
AOL’s Spinner hosted a virtual listening party for the new album and had this to say,
“Blending the attitude of the indie underground and the flute prowess of Jethro Tull, this New York band’s new LP is a surefire danceable hit.”
My Old Kentucky Blog [!!!!!] said,
“The great thing about turntable.fm is all the new music that you discover from it’s various users. Our friends over at Paper Garden Records have been matriculating from room to room, playing many of the artists on their label, including The City and Horses and Little Tybee, who we recently recorded a Laundromatinee.com session. Needless to say, we’ve been picking up what they’re puttin’ down. This week, The City and Horses released a quirky little video for the title track from their album, We Will Never Be Discovered, due out on September 27th. The track gives you a Pixies vocal vibe with a hippy twist.”
Performer Mag said,
“The elusive indie outfit, led by filmmaker and pop troubadour Marc Cantone, has featured a revolving cast of guests through the years. This latest incarnation features the lovely and ever-so-talented indie songstress Katie Costello. We Will Never Be Discovered sees a more dynamic, almost visual approach to song-writing, as with each vignette Marc invites the listener into his world full of colorful characters and their respective joys, triumphs, and melancholy.”
“You gotta see this!” Or so says the fine folks over at The Owl. They not only premiered our video for “We Will Never Be Discovered” but they also were super sweet about it.
“There are hardly even words for this video. From the insane orange outfits to the insane dancing, “We Will Never Be Discovered” by The City and Horses is one of the kookiest music videos I’ve ever seen–and I love it. It’s like Zach Galifianakis met some crazy hippies and tried to reinvent the “Single Ladies” dance. Please try some of these moves (or outfits) at a club. And send me proof.”