Though they failed to take home a WAMI last night, it’s not out of line to suggest that Dead Horses are among the most popular Wisconsin-bred bands right now. Between the trio’s timeless and downright lovely sound, its perpetually rigorous show and festival itinerary, and the fact that both the Milwaukee and Fox Cities music communities are eager to claim them as their own, Dead Horses have been winning fans in all corners of Wisconsin since the release of 2014’s Space And Time.
Since that debut full-length came out, a member left the corral, singer-guitarist Sarah Vos became the second Horse to gallop down to Milwaukee, and a Dead Horses-inspired beer was made in the band’s honor. Meanwhile, the band wrote and recorded material for a follow-up album. Though Cartoon Moon is due to be released this fall, Dead Horses issued an early sample of the record today in the form of the album’s first single. “All I Really Need To Know” is a stripped-down and somber offering from an act with a penchant for emotional folk songs carried by Vos’ gorgeous voice. Before you hear it at a number of Midwestern festivals this summer, do yourself a favor and listen to “All I Really Need To Know” today.