The City and Horses

Melodically devolving into madness

More Interviews!

Marc recently sat down for two separate interviews about TCAH's new album, Ruins, OCD and making music in NYC.

The first was with The Deli Mag, who flattered us with this opening paragraph,

Brooklyn indie-pop band The City and Horses makes music that's both sensitive and urgent. Their records sound like a proverbial melting pot of influences, ranging from '60s Britpop and disco to contemporary alt-rock. 

And the second interview was for the podcast Talk Music Talk where Marc talked with host Boice about the meaning of pop music, 90s music, anxiety disorders, and ex girlfriends.  

Read, listen and laugh along!



"Ruins" Release Buzz!

We're so excited that "Ruins" has now been officially released on Paper Garden Records!

So far it's been featured as a New Release on iTunes, Napster and Bandcamp, who called it,

"Sleek, luxurious pop music where bright synths and simmering rhythms support sharp, narrative lyrics." 

The Deli NYC premiered the record last week saying, 

"The album is 12 tracks worth of dynamic, wistful, and often quirky indie pop that draws on mastermind Marc Cantone's commanding lyricism and pop-writing prowess." 

Spectral Nights said,

"The album is said to be all about a love triangle between Marc, his ex-girlfriend and his OCD and you can hear his anxieties and innermost thoughts bubbling over the sun-drenched pop hooks."

The record has also been written about in A Journal of All Musical Things,  Savvage MediaPiggledy Pop (for French people), Infectious Magazine and Tweeted about by Alan Cross

Marc has also done a number of interviews where he's discussed the anxiety disorders that fueled the album, his dream tour and more with The Grey Estates, LVBX MagazineKill the MusicSafer Scene and Key Percussion

Indie Shuffle Premieres “Pretty Pretty” Video!

To brighten your Valentine’s Day, the folks at (who premiered our video for 17 a while back) were kind enough to premiere our newest video, Pretty Pretty.  They think our “sense of humor can make anything bearable…even Valentine’s Day” and that if you don’t have a date, the Kennedy James directed video,  is like “your own personal one-on-one” with me.  I’d have to agree.  Lots of blank stares and furtive glances.  See for yourself!

Video Session with Out of Town Films!

Philly’s finest filmmaker collective, Out of Town Films, let us come to their awesome Berks Warehouse location and play a couple songs.  Thanks to Michael,  Paul and Sam for making the video look and sound great.

Check out the video for the first song we did, “Cool Joe,” off our latest Paper Garden Recordsrelease, Strange Range.

And thanks for our local Philly Deli Magazine for giving the video and Out of Town Films a nice plug!

Kate Bracaglia, Philly’s premiere purveyor of indie-pop, was kind enough to choose our Kung Fu Necktie show with ARMS and Attic Dancers as a Concert Pick of the Week.

the band headlines Kung Fu Necktie, where their sparkling melodies and brass and woodwind-tinged arrangements are sure to brighten your Monday night.

Our Paper Garden Record label mates ARMS are actually headlining but who’s counting?  Thanks, Kate!

Mucho Gracias to La Pop Life!

Mexico’s La Pop Life reviewed the new Malkmus record and said it…

“sounds more like current Of Montreal and The City and Horses: modern pop with sincerity…which in this case is slacker rock filled with dissonant guitars and carefree vocals.”

How on earth we’re mentioned in the same sentence as Stephen Malkmus and Of Montreal is beyond me. But I’ll take the feather and put it in my cap. (Translation courtesy of my amiga Amanda.)

Tubefilter Digs Our Disco!

Tubefilter, an aggregator of online awesomeness, and INDMUSIC, the peeps who monetize Youtube plays, have teamed up to make weekly Must Watch Music Video selections.  And wouldn’t you know it?  They selected our video for 17 as their first Must Watch pick!  

Check it out! 

Nostalgia is common during the holidays, and it’s a welcome feeling. With that in mind, The City and Horses have rolled out ‘17‘, a disco-themed rock tune that arrives just in time for your latest New Year’s playlist and is sure to leave you yearning for a roller disco to pop up in your neighborhood.