Stream / Share HORSENECK’s “Pen15” Here.
California’s Central Valley post-hardcore/sludge collective HORSENECK — featuring within its ranks current and past members of Will Haven and Chelsea Wolfe — will release their anticipated second full-length, Fever Dream, next month.
Much like a fever dream, the eleven track offering shifts from spatial distortion, to specific detail, trying to navigate a nightmare of an existence with the grace of a butcher knife. Fever Dream is driven by the darkness and uncertainty of the world. You can hear it in its melodies, lyrics, and unorthodox use of horns and keys all throbbing under the weight of its own sonic psychosis. Engineered by the band’s own Lance Jackman at The Dock in Sacramento and mixed and mastered by Eric Stenman (Will Haven, Far, Weezer) at The Appliantz Shop in Encino, the record includes guest vocals from Grammy nominated rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Gary U.S. Bonds and indie rock/folk hero Jules Bee (Baenziger) from Sea Of Bees.
Fever Dream will be released independently on February 21st. In advance of the record, the band offers up “Pen15” for public consumption noting, “The song was written by all four members equally. Which is a fantastic way to write a song. It’s makes everything go so much quicker and easier. Lennon actually came up with a bulk of the lyric content. It has a sort of religious undertone but really the song is about being oppressed and held down. No one likes to be held down or held back. Being told what to do and think and what’s right and wrong. Never a good thing…”