Brooklyn indie/roots outfit Mail the Horse is a country clunker of a five-piece careening down a highway laid to waste with Stones psychedelia and heartbroken hymnals, the tailpipe stuffed with marigolds. Their new EP, Magnolia, out June 10th, channels the vibes of mid to late 70s Stones and elements of Springsteen. The album’s sonic resonance with the rock gods of the past should come as no surprise to anyone who has seen Mail the Horse live. Their songs simmer with a sincerity and twang that has blown the doors off of basements in Brooklyn and captivated crowds at festivals across the country. Their pedal steel player slinks through the tunes while the band’s two crooners belt out anthems and spellbinding harmonies with a casual gaze.
Make your Monday twice as nice and introduce “Backlash,” the new single from Magnolia, to your much-deserving eardrums:
and another big festival performance at Bonnaroo.