Quiet Hooves release Stallin' & Saddle Up

Ari Spool

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Quiet Hooves are a massive band, filling up a whole stage with strummers, whoopers, pounders, and bangers. If you stand on your tiptoes at the back of the room, they look like they are whizzing around in a beehive, switching time signatures every measure and flinging the songs out to the audience with a brightly melodic ferocity. Their new album is a two parter, Stallin' & Saddle Up. The first eight tracks are the Stallin' portion, and they are (slightly) more relaxed than the latter 10, aka Saddle Up. You can listen to the whole thing below or on Bandcamp and buy it on vinyl through the same.

To celebrate the release – or maybe just because they feel like getting out of town for a while – Quiet Hooves are embarking on a national tour of grand proportions, swinging around the country and spending eight days in Austin at SXSW. They've also released this little video, called “XY Pump N' Stuff”, which is animated, childlike drawings of morphing genitalia and colorful dots.

Here's the video, followed by the album stream, followed by the tour dates.

2/17/12 Athens, GA – Farm255
2/20/12 Nashville, TN – The Basement
2/21/12 Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s
2/23/12 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s – Downstairs
2/24/12 Dallas, TX – The Prophet Bar
2/25/12 Austin, TX – Stubbs Jr.
2/27/12 Tucson, AZ – Solar Culture
2/28/12 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
2/29/12 Echo Park, CA – The Echo
3/01/12 San Francisco, CA – Popscene & Rickshaw Stop
3/02/12 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
3/03/12 Seattle, WA – The Tractor Tavern
3/05/12 Boise, ID – Reef Boise
3/06/12 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court Gallery
3/07/12 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
3/08/12 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
3/9/12—3/17 – SXSW
3/18/12 Cats Purring at Dent's House
3/28/12 Charleston, SC – The Pour House
3/29/12 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
3/30/12 Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
4/02/12 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
4/03/12 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
4/04/12 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
4/05/12 Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
4/06/12 St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
4/7/12 Detroit, MI – Pour House w/ Lord Scrummage
4/8/12 Toronto – TBA
4/09/12 Buffalo, NY – Ninth Ward
4/10/12 Montreal w/ sean nicholas savage
4/11 – Burlington, VT – w/ happy jawbone family band, sean nicholas savage
4/12/12 Allston, MA – Great Scott
4/13/12 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie

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