Thursday, December 15, 2022

Ken's Best of 2022 - #4: Horsegirl - Versions of Modern Performance

It's kind of weird being in your forties and absolutely loving a band made up of literal teenagers. The three members of Horsegirl would be much better equipped to have a conversation with my nieces, nephews, and daughter than me, but something about Versions of Modern Performance works for many middle aged dads out there. For me, it's the most nostalgic release of 2022. It's an album released by Matador that sounds like it was recorded in the 90's and shelved due to some weird legal issues only to be finally released in 2022. If that ended up being the story behind Versions of Modern Performance and Horsegirl turned out to be an indie rock Milli Vanilli, that would make more sense to me than three girls in high school perfectly capturing the sound of my college years twenty plus years later. The songs on this album have these great fuzzy guitar tones, fantastic harmonies (even if Horsegirl have perfected the 90's slacker drone), and drumming that holds everything together. 

Songs of note: "Anti-glory," "Live and Ski," "Dirtbag Transformation (Still Dirty)," and "Billy"

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