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(2004 – present)

There have been at least five bands who have used the name Horses.

1) Horses is a Belgian five-piece indie band, fronted by singer-songwriter Bert Vliegen. A self-titled EP was released in 2010, and in october 2013 the debut full-length ‘Clear Crystal Air’ came out on PIAS Recordings.

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2) The original Horses was a Los Angeles country psych group who released a single record for White Whale Records in 1969. The group was instigated by songwriters John Carter and Tom Gilbert, who had found previous success with the group Strawberry Alarm Clock. Inspiration for Horses came from popular west coast groups such as Moby Grape, Buffalo Springfield and The Byrds, who were taking psychedelic rock and merging it with traditional American musical stylings. Horses consisted of Don Johnson (of Miami Vice fame) on vocals, Dave Torbert on bass, Matt kelly on guitar and harmonica, Scott Quigley on lead guitar, and Chris Herold on drums. Due to a lack of promotion, two lost singles and internal band conflict, the group broke up following a single album, which has become an extremely obscure collector’s item. Revola Records reissued the eponymous Horses album in 2003 with bonus tracks gathered from Carter and Gilbert’s earlier project, a failed psychedelic pop group called the Rainy Daze.

3) Horses is also a rock band made up of three guys of punk and indie rock backgrounds from Cape Breton, NS, though they currently reside in Toronto.

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