You don’t need to dream, but you must play

Cover of debut LP, I Don't Want to Dream

Cover of debut LP, I Don’t Want to Dream

It’s usually a good sign when a song begins and reminds me of the Smiths. It’s an even greater occasion when the singer begins and reminds me of a higher-voiced but equally solemn Stephen Merritt. But before I can comfortably pigeonhole The City and Horses with the names of other musicians I’m reminded of, the band decides to end the song with an unexpected electric organ solo that sounds like it should have arrived at the beginning of a pop song from the 70s. That’s three decades of beloved tunes to reference in a pithy three-minute-long track. And these days, I am all about being economical. Apparently, The City and Horses feels similarly. The band includes a varied set of players, mostly musically-inclined friends of the band’s protagonist and founder, Marc Cantone. And if you leave a nice comment on his MySpace page, you might be invited to play with the band, too! Congratulations, Marc – you are correct. This girl likes you, too.

  • The City and Horses ~ I Don’t Want to Dream ~ White Shoes

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2 Responses to “You don’t need to dream, but you must play”


  1. 1 Marc May 20, 2009 at 6:53 PM

    Awww! That’s one of the nicest reviews we’ve gotten! You’ve definitely earned yourself a spot in the band. Keyboards OK with you?

    🙂
    Marc


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