Today, sees the release of Horse Jumper of Love’s new album Natural Part, available via Run For Cover Records. have a lengthy run of North American tour dates coming up this summer with support from Indigo De Souza, Strange Ranger, They Are Gutting A Body of Water, Babehoven, Sadurn, and .
Horse Jumper of Love–guitarist/vocalist Dimitri Giannopoulos, bassist John Margaris, and drummer Jamie Vadala-Doran–have steadily evolved since their formation in 2014, honing a mix of sprawling slowcore and raw indie rock across their 2016 self-titled debut and 2019’s So Divine. Now, Natural Part feels like the band’s biggest step forward yet. The group teamed once again with engineer Bradford Krieger and convened at his Rhode Island studio, Big Nice, to record. “I definitely don’t write the same way I did for the other records anymore,” Giannopoulos explains. “I never want to force anything or try to stick to a formula, and for this record I really felt like I could do whatever I wanted. I feel like I know myself a little more, like I’m a little more tapped into who I am and the songs feel more personal because of it.”
Natural Part finds Horse Jumper of Love diving headfirst into a space between literal and abstract, drawing out small moments and dreamlike memories and then smudging them until an unexpected poignancy reveals itself. The band walks a delicate balance between expansive and intimate, often pushing and pulling between moments of quiet fragility and towering, distorted tension releases to make the mundane feel otherworldly and the ethereal feel grounded. Full of musical and emotional details, Natural Part accomplishes the rare feat of being instantly satisfying while also demanding repeat listens to uncover all of its mysteries.
Horse Jumper of Love 2022 Live Dates
07/07 Richmond, VA @ The Camel ~ !
07/08 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room ~ !
07/09 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern ~ !
07/10 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade – Purgatory ~ !
07/11 Birmingham, AL @ Firehouse
07/12 New Orleans, LA @ Saturn Bar ~ !
07/13 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves ~ !
07/15 Austin, TX @ The Parish ~ !
07/16 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger ~ !
07/18 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge ~ +
07/19 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar ~ +
07/21 Los Angeles, CA @ El Cid ~ +
07/22 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill ~ +
07/23 Sacramento, CA @ Starlet Room ~ +
07/24 Reno, NV @ Holland Project ~ +
07/26 Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret ~ !
07/28 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios ~ +
07/29 Seattle, WA @ Vera Project +
07/30 Boise, ID @ Neurolux +
08/01 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
08/03 Kansas City, MO @ Farewell Transmission % ^
08/04 St Louis, MO @ The Sinkhole % ^
08/05 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen % ^
08/07 Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s % ^
08/09 Toronto, ON @ The Baby G % ^
08/10 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa % ^
08/11 Portland, ME @ SPACE % ^
08/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Ukie Club
08/18 Cambridge, MA @ Sinclair
* w/ Indigo De Souza
~ w/ Strange Ranger
! w/ They Are Gutting A Body Of Water
+ w/ Cryogeyser
% w/ Babehoven
^ w/ Sadurn
Purchase Natural Part by Horse Jumper of Love HERE