Anyone who's ever punched a clock has a work buddy. If you're lucky, they might be a true friend; someone you spend more time talking with than you do with your family, maybe even your partner. Imagine if the two of you had the chance to leave your jobs behind and go on a crazy, incredibly fun, sometimes stressful but ultimately mind- blowing two-and-a-half-year musical adventure across continents and time zones, racking up accolades from the likes of Rolling Stone, Spin, People and Pitchfork.
To the Australian indie-rock duo of Kate Cooper (singer/guitarist) and Damon Cox (drummer/singer), An Horse- w ho went from rehearsing after hours in a Brisbane record store to playing "Camp Out," the single from their 2009 debut, Rearrange Beds, on late Show With David Letterman-making their second album, Walls, isn't just a chance to set the agenda for their next phase. It's also an opportunity to reflect on the fantastical journey that has carried them here, a pipe dream made thrillingly real.
Walls was recorded in Vancouver last summer with producer Howard Redekopp (The New Pomographers/Tegan and Sara). Walls isan album of distances traveled and of distances between loved ones, shaken up in a bottle and exploding upon its release.