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The Rocking Horse Winner was an indie band from Florida. They were made up from members of As Friends Rust, and Jolie Lindholm, who has been featured on most of the Dashboard Confessional albums.
Henry Olmino, Jeronimo Gomez and Mathew Crum had played together in As Friends Rust for the first demo. The band soon broke up, and they moved on to Red Letter Day in which they oriented towards the indie rock sound.

After some years of playing together, the band recruited Jolie Lindholm from their college, and called themselves “The Rocking Horse Winner” after a short story by D. H. Lawrence. The band was quickly signed after making a split demo.

Their first album State of Feeling Concentration came out on Ohev Records in 2001. It was recognized among the underground and indie scene, and got the band to start touring.

The band moved on to Equal Vision Records for their last album, during a period where the label was signing less heavy bands. This would be the last of the band, and each member moved onto self projects.

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“Offering a sound similar to the classic Sundays/Blake Babies era of female-fronted alternative rock, Rocking Horse Winner first appeared in 2002 with the debut album Horizon. Finding a spot on the Warped Tour and guesting on the first Dashboard Confessional album, the band stepped into the studio with producer James Paul Wisner to record the album in the winter of 2001 for a spring release the following year.” - Bradley Torreano, All Music Guide


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  • Siberiandreamer

    Lovely stuff.

    23 Jan 2013 Reply
  • jumpcontest

    "elementary" perfect

    17 Feb 2012 Reply
  • MusicQuizKing75

    saves the day's third album with a female singer. always dug the band, but i didn't know anyone else who did. a shame.

    19 Nov 2010 Reply
  • outroversion

    Totally doing a write up on them now. I guess i'm 6 years too late but they deserve it for sure.

    15 Oct 2010 Reply
  • outroversion

    Oh they're not together anymore? uh... well :(

    15 Oct 2010 Reply
  • outroversion

    I cannot beLIEVE these guys aren't bigger. Only first heard them today but gorgeous, gorgeous tunes.

    15 Oct 2010 Reply
  • BeetsAndBears

    such a lovely band

    29 Sep 2010 Reply
  • heather_r

    Their show at the State Theatre way back when (2001?) was lovely.

    8 Jul 2010 Reply
  • kero_copy

    ev·er·last·ing ...

    24 Mar 2010 Reply
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    4 Aug 2009 Reply
  • wackyfacedme

    i haven't listened to them for soooooo long, meh me. miss you and elementary are <3.

    10 Apr 2009 Reply
  • ThisCharmingBoy

    The sound of beauty! It sucks that they broke up, but I'm thankful they left us 2 great albums.

    27 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Banterism

    I just acquired 'State of Feeling Concentration' and I absolutely adore it. I was so excited to get it after I found 'Horizon'. I'm so disappointed they've broken up, I do love this band.

    8 Aug 2008 Reply
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    15 Apr 2007 Reply
  • j33433

    SamuraiFez: they split up years ago. I had the pleasure of seeing them live. They put on a very polished, authentic show.

    10 Nov 2006 Reply
  • SamuraiFez

    These guys are GREAT! Does anybody know if they are still toghether/touring?

    11 Oct 2006 Reply

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