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The City And Horses – Ruins

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“If all the girls are wearing headphones, how will they hear me singing Belle & Sebastian?”

It’s a knowing opening line. If Ruins is like anything, it’s like a Belle & Sebastian record. There’s more self-deprecation to wade through, but at its core, this is the life of—as singer Marc Cantone puts it—a boy in a woman’s world.

Ruins isn’t a huge departure from previous City And Horses albums, but it doesn’t need to be when the tunes are this catchy. The jingle-jangle sounds of sunny days and launderettes meet insecurity and anguished, Dr. Dog-style soul. Check out “Drag” below.

-Scott Bryson

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The Almighty Rhombus – “Blank”

And we thought the dude in yesterday’s video was ungainly… The Almighty Rhombus and The City And Horses should consider a joint awkwardness tour.

The rest of the band is embroiled in exciting adventures, at least: all manner of sporting event; drunken fisticuffs; LARP; rock chuckin’; sprinkler dashing; spelunking. They even squeezed in a trip to Sudbury’s Big Nickel (educational bonus: head *here* to check out a full list of Canada’s giant roadside attractions).

“Blank” is from the upcoming Lucid Living LP. You can grab the tune for free, *here.*

-Scott Bryson

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The City And Horses – “17”

Dude cannot catch a break. His first mistake was the short-shorts; his second was agreeing to go to a disco roller rink. You can only go downhill from decisions like that (and it happens faster on wheels).

“17” comes from The City And Horses’ latest full-length, Strange Range.

-Scott Bryson

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