Horsehands has solidified both a unique sound and a place in the Boston music scene through frenetic live shows and recordings while remaining somewhat of a well kept secret among the musician and record-collecting sect. This band excels in disassembling familiar musical tropes and regurgitating them out in frantic, confused, frustrated form. The fragmented song structures have a fluidity to them that helps separate their brand of rock music from some of the more angular post-punk groups.
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While there are some jarring twists and turns here and there, the overarching structural themes reign in the madness. Guitar fireworks give way to a circuitous and impossibly dense rhythm section, accented by vocals taken from the far reaches of pop weirdness. Everything in a Horsehands song has its place, which is surprising given just how much is going on at any given moment.