THE CITY AND HORSES
The City and Horses is a Philadelphia-based recording project and band lead by a children’s television producer named Marc. The group genre-bends the indie pop spectrum from lofi folk to power to chamber to synth.
"Like a funky distant relative of Belle and Sebastian, The City and Horses make curiously irresistible pop.” - Bandcamp
The City and Horses are a six-piece indie pop band with members in New York City and Philadelphia, whose songs have been featured on on NPR, Fuse, Indie Shuffle, WXPN, the film Paper Heart and other media outlets.
Lead by songwriter Marc Cantone, the group is known for blending elements of lofi folk, shoegaze, chamber, synth and other pop genres into their sound. Members of the band include funk flautist Domenica Fossati, drummer Chris Wirtalla, bassist Matt Manhire, synth/sax player Nikki D'Agostino and guitarist/producer Shane Connerty.
Their debut album, I Don’t Want to Dream was released by White Shoe Records in 2009. 2011's We Will Never Be Discovered was released by Paper Garden Records and 2013's Strange Range was released in the US on Paper Garden Records and in Japan on NEWTOK Records. The latter found the band expanding on their established persona with songs that range from explorations of Marc's struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder, to the simplicity of the 1990s.
The band is readying songs for their next LP to be released by Paper Garden Records later this year.