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!
We're so excited that "Ruins" has now been officially released on Paper Garden Records!
"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."
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 Magazine, Kill the Music, Safer Scene and Key Percussion
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"Ruins" is essentially a breakup album though the title track is about the insidious way in which OCD tries to ruin everything, from a simple sunny day to the relationship this album is about. So in that regard, the album is about the ruins OCD leaves behind.
Incredibly excited to announce that the Deli NYC has named us one of the top emerging indie pop bands of 2015! The Deli is one of our biggest supporters and we can’t thank them enough. Plus, they said I have “elegant melodic talent.” I’m too elegant to disagree. Thanks, Deli NYC!
NYC’s Deli Mag was kind enough to plug our Paper Garden Records Northside Fest show with one of the most poetic descriptions of our music we’ve ever heard.
We just might put that in a song!
Baeble Music just premiered our new music video for Re-Inking! It was directed by Matthew Wollin and animated by Will Field.
Writer Don Saas said some really nice things and thinks the song “sounds like the gorgeous offspring of Jamie xx and Chromatics.”
To brighten your Valentine’s Day, the folks at IndieShuffle.com (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!
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.
And thanks for our local Philly Deli Magazine for giving the video and Out of Town Films a nice plug!
One of our favorite indie music blogs, Sloucher, included our latest Paper Garden Records release, Strange Range, in their Best of 2013 post. Sure, it’s a month or so late but we’ll take it, especially after their original and far too kind review of Strange Range.
So gracias to senior Sloucher Senor Sam J. Valdés López for all the kind words!
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!
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, 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!
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.