Thursday, August 13, 2009

LA's Night Horse runs at full gallop back to Brooklyn

By Meredith Deliso

The last time Night Horse was in Brooklyn is a night the rock and roll band won’t soon forget.

“We had a great experience at a bar called Matchless,” remembers guitarist Greg Buensuceso, who was here with the band last fall to celebrate the release of their debut EP, “The Dark Won’t Hide You.” “When the bar was closing the bartenders said, Oh, you guys can stay, stick around for a bit.”

The Los Angeles-based rock and roll group spent the rest of the night listening to Iron Maiden and drinking shots into the wee hours of the morning.

“We were dancing on the bar. It was the funniest thing that had we had ever done,” says Buensuceso. “It was crazy.”

When the band, also comprised of a couple members from soundscapists Ancestors, comes back to Brooklyn August 16 for a show, they’ll surely be looking for more crazy times at the Greenpoint venue once they’ve finished up their set at Williamsburg’s Union Pool.

“We have to go back there,” says Buensuceso. “We had so much fun being out in Brooklyn. The people there were all so friendly.”

Since the release of “Dark” last fall on Tee Pee Records, comprised of six sonic blues-tinged hymns that honor the likes of John Lee Hooker and The Allman Brothers Band, while paying nods to such contemporaries as Harvey Milk, Down and Priestess, the band has delivered the goods once again. Over the course of several months, they’ll be rolling out three split singles, the first of which is out now on Tee Pee.

The single, “Good Bye Gone,” is a small yet powerful dose of the rock band, featuring more of their dual guitar driven jams, while like-minded roots rockers Dirty Sweet of San Diego provide “Marionette” on the B side. Other split singles to come are with classic rockers The High Saints and blues rockers Sea of Air, both also out of the LA area.

“They’re a fully kickass band,” says Buensuceso of Sea of Air. “I’m really excited for those ones to come out.”

Night Horse has been busy out West playing shows with their fellow album-mates on these split singles, but when they come to the East Coast, it’s all about “The Dark Won’t Hide You.” And maybe a couple shots at Matchless.

“I’m excited to see more of the city and hopefully meet some more cool people,” says Buensuceso. “I think New York’s my favorite place to go. It’s a nonstop party.”

Night Horse play Union Pool (484 Union Ave.) August 16 at 9 p.m. Ticket cost TBA. With Orphan and Tournament. For more information, go to or call 718-609-0484.


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