The City and Horses

Melodically devolving into madness


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the city and horses

“Like a funky distant relative of Belle and Sebastian, The City and Horses make curiously irresistible pop.”  -Bandcamp

“A pillar of the NYC indie pop scene, The City and Horses are back at it again with another absolutely delightful LP called Ruins.” - The Deli

“I love everything about this record [We Will Never Be Discovered].” -Bob Boilen, NPR’s All Songs Considered

“The City & Horses have marked themselves as a band worth keeping an eye on.” - Babel Music

“What The City and Horses accomplish in Strange Range is a master thesis in 70s music without losing an ounce of originality.” - Sloucher

Following in the footsteps of melodic mopers before them, The City and Horses make sad songs that sound happy.  Frontman Marc Cantone writes idiosyncratic indie pop that’s all about the funk (emotional and otherwise).

The band’s songs have been featured on FXX’s “You’re the Worst,” in the film “Paper Heart” and on NPR, iTunes, WXPN, Indie Shuffle, Fuse, MTV2, and other fine purveyors of indie pop.

The band’s fourth full-length album, RUINS — a genre hopping lament about a love triangle between Marc, an ex-girlfriend and his OCD — was released by Paper Garden Records in 2017.  

The band is preparing to release an EP that was recorded by Nick Krill (The Spinto Band, War on Drugs, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) at Philadelphia’s legendary Miner Street Recordings.