French Shoegaze band Dead Horse One have announced their third album The West Is The Best, out November 22. Today, they have release the video for their song “Saudade.” The West Is The Best was mixed by Mark Gardener (Ride). Watch the video here and pre-order the album here.
“Saudade is the first single from our album The West Is The Best.” Dead Horse One says of the song. “This is a special song for us because it was written by Rorika Loring, her husband John and ourselves. Rorika and John play in Fleeting Joys which is none less than one of the best shoegaze band of the second wave, post-2000. From another point of view, the song joins the title of the album since it is a French, English collaboration, by the presence of Mark Gardener at the mix table, and American, the Loring family is from Sacramento. The video evokes the old-fashioned charm of Europe, which aspires to transform while retaining its roots. The video was filmed in Portugal by Pedro Wilde”
The next year proved to be another momentous year for the band. Dead Horse One shared the stage with the legendary Brian Jonestown Massacre as wells with the Philadelphia based band, NOTHING for an epic gig in Paris.
For their third LP “The West Is The Best” to be released November 2019, the band returned to the studio with the producer John Loring. The album marks a second collaboration with Mark Gardner, who mixed this release. When commenting on the new album’s title and album cover, the band’s lead singer/songwriter, Olivier Debard, stated that ”The West is The Best” concerns a variety of complex contemporary and cultural themes and is therefore intentionally ambiguous. Debard continues that the album thematically is “a collection of thwarted love songs in the spirit of Sparklehorse and other such 90’s bands”.