New Noise Magazine is beyond stoked to be bringing forth the premiere of “Cold Shoulder” by A Deer A Horse. The track is an explosion in a can, ripping through thick, fuzzy guitar textures and a vocal line that cuts through it with clarity. The noise is winding around a steady snare snap, pounding through each verse and chorus. The music video is a visual representation to the dark track, features quick cuts between a static and the ghastly presence of the band. “Cold Shoulder” is a preview for the upcoming A Deer A Horse record, and this is a mighty fine taste of what to expect.
“The video was shot and edited by Brett Sullivan, who shot the entire thing with an iPhone. The song itself grapples with the feeling of loss of control. It describes a world where the dog walks you, the cards cheat you, the job kills you, the mouth feeds you. We wanted the video to convey this same feeling as viscerally as possible, and Brett’s editing, effects work, and direction serve to bombard the viewer moment by moment, as it pushes faster and faster towards the breaking point.” – A Deer A Horse
Rooted in Brooklyn’s DIY scene and inspired by the chaos of their city, A Deer A Horse has grown into a relentless touring act over the years, clocking in almost 100 shows in 2017 alone, and garnering a nod by Audiofemme as one of the hardest working touring bands in the US. Formed in 2011 by former college classmates Rebecca Satellite (vocals/guitar) and Angela Phillips (bass/vocals), the band came into its own with the addition of drummer Dylan Teggart in 2015, as the thundering rhythm section began to channel the weight of their lyrical content.
A Deer A Horse recently wrapped their new album (for which the new single Cold Shoulder is a preview) at Silver Cord Studio, home-base of French metal pioneers, Gojira, and are showing no signs of letting up their heavy touring schedule in 2018.
4/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville
Photo Credit Brett Sullivan