Sleepy Horses CD release, September 26 at 40 Watt
One of my favorite Athens bands under the radar is country-tinged shoegaze act Sleepy Horses. They're the primary project of Nic Goodson, and their Somewhere Out West, Lonesome for You was a personal favorite from 2007. This month they'll release The Golden Light with a party at the Fabulous 40 Watt on September 26. That evening they will share the stage with Bloodkin and The Dexateens, so it should be a big night.
Sleepy Horses - Lubbock Love Song [from Somewhere Out West...]
The new record will feature some lineup changes, with the band enlisting a new guitar/mandolin player (Ryan Scott) and a new drummer (Taylor Sproull) and promising to feature "more layers of delayed guitar than ever!" Should be interesting.
Sleepy Horses tour dates:
9/09 Flicker Theater - Athens, GA (Nic & Craig guitar experiments)
9/18 The Rocket Club - Asheville, NC
9/19 The Garage - Winston-Salem, NC
9/20 Soapbox Laundro Lounge - Wilmington, NC
9/21 Snug Harbor - Charlotte, NC
9/26 40 Watt Club - Athens, GA
10/16 Mellow Mushroom - Tuscaloosa, AL
10/18 Village Tavern - Mt Pleasant, SC
10/23 Caledonia Lounge - Athens, GA
By the way -- the current album from The Dexateens, Lost and Found, is available for free download.