Premiere: Mail The Horse “Throw Shade”
Garage country quintet Mail the Horse recently raised funds through a Pledge campaign to record their new album. The sessions were mixed by Drew Vanderberg (Futurebirds, Mothers, Drive By Truckers) and mastered by John Baldwin (Benjamin Booker, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Diamond Rugs). This is follow-up to the group’s Magnolia EP and will be released in early 2019.
Today we premiere “Throw Shade” from the forthcoming record. The band tells Relix that the song “is a love letter to rock and roll. Its important to our band to be stewards of the genre while pushing it forward at the same time. We came back to the city after a long tour of ours all hyped on what we were doing out on the road and got back into the swing of seeing local shows in New York, and were shocked to find that sometime in the summer of 2016, rock music in this town had just died somehow. No one was playing loud anymore, no one was playing from the heart, everyone was just staying out of each other’s way. That’s where “Throw Shade” came from. It’s a call for someone to play me a frigging rock song that makes me sweat – something that I can talk about with my friends after the show.”
Mail the Horse have described themselves as “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.” What’s not to love?