BONE APPLE TEA EPK
ARTIST: The Warhorse
SONG: "Bone Apple Tea"
MAXI-SINGLE / VIDEO RELEASE DATE: October ___
MAXI-SINGLE FORMAT: Digital, CD
UPCOMING ALBUM: It's Been Fun, It's Been Real, It's Been Funereal (Sophomore full-length)
ALBUM RELEASE DATE: Mid-2019
BASED IN: Little Skidrokyo, Los Angeles, CA
Com Truise meets System of a Down.
FOR FANS OF:
Reggie and the Full Effect, CKY, Health, Carpenter Brut, Deadsy.
THEY'RE BACK (AND MORE OBNOXIOUS THAN EVER)
Following up on their “unlistenable” (Razorcake Magazine) debut album CHUBS, Los Angeles' synthpunk duo The Warhorse is soon unleashing their sophomore full-length monstrosity It’s Been Fun, It’s Been Real, It’s Been Funereal. The new record takes their signature synthwave-tangential sound and pumps it full of the guilty pleasures of their youth, while (mostly) staying true to their nihilist pop roots. “It’s just a pop record,” says keytar-strapped lead singer Topher Hendricks. “But I think it takes the disillusionment we hinted at on the past material and just says, well, humanity’s probably not got that much time left so let’s just go for it full-bore while we’re still here.” There’s a running current of accelerationism throughout the new record, with a number of songs finding solace in the promise and fulfillment of entropy, and the inevitable succession and triumph of nature over man. “That description gives it a lot of credit. We just like drinking beer and laughing at ourselves.”
While the essence of synthwave remains present, there's a distinct leap into heavier territory here since CHUBS. Combining the synthy and sweet with the heavy groove of nu-metal and raw sounds of hardcore makes for an abrasive mixture, but that's the intent. "Yeah, we just want to make music that appeals personally to us and the nuanced confused way we feel throughout the day. And honestly, we don't know many people who listen to the same weird combination of shit as us, so we're not expecting it to be for everyone, or really anyone. If any of your friends are into it, maybe stay away from them."
The first single, “Bone Apple Tea,” hits shelves on ______, complete with remixes from synthwave heavyweights Street Cleaner, Facexhugger, and Occams Laser, as well as an album b-side, “Jinn & Juice.” The digital version will be available through all standard digital retailers and streaming providers, and CD's will be available through KILL ALL MUSIC and in select Los Angeles record shops (The Warhorse is potentially seeking further distribution opportunities). "I think ["Bone Apple Tea"] is basically, like, about becoming disillusioned with the grand ideal people build up of themselves in their heads, and how it's often impossible for people to see beyond their own tiny little interpretation of reality. The truth is that nature doesn't really care what you're up to no matter how important you think you are. It's our first one we're dangling out there from the new record since it's a good homage to where our sound has been and hints at where it's going next. It's a fun mess."
The "Bone Apple Tea" music video was produced by Black Coffee & KILL ALL MUSIC, and directed by The Warhorse's own Zach Williams. Black Coffee is best known for their work with DNCE, Kendrick Lamar, and Demi Lovato.
The full album is expected sometime in mid-2019, and will unleash 11 brand new songs, with guest features from artists such as Party Nails, Grand Lord High Master, Street Cleaner, Kent State, and more.
Bone Apple Tea (Single Only) MP3
Bone Apple Tea (Single Only) WAV
Bone Apple Tea (Full Release) MP3
Bone Apple Tea (Full Release) WAV
The Warhorse has curated a Spotify playlist of many of the inspirations behind their evolving sound on the new record. Moving beyond their synthwave roots, the new record borrows from more disparate sources, such as electro, post-rock, nu-metal, hardcore punk, and more. The 15 song playlist pulls in a handful of various tunes the band has been listening to lately, featuring artists such as BOAN, Daughters, The Chariot, and even (yeah, seriously) Limp Bizkit.
MAXI-SINGLE TRACK LISTING
Bone Apple Tea (03:18)
Jinn & Juice (04:14)
Bone Apple Tea (Street Cleaner Remix) (____)
Bone Apple Tea (Facexhugger Remix) (___)
Bone Apple Tea (Occams Laser Remix) (___)
Bone Apple Tea (Clean Version) (03:18)
Bone Apple Tea (Instrumental) (03:18)
THE WARHORSE ON THE INTERNET
Official Website: www.iamthewarhorse.com
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