No sooner did I finish my review of the new Horse’s Ha album Of The Cathmawr Yards, then they announce a free unreleased track from the album! The song is a cover of a “Slow Moons Rose” originally by Slapp Happy. Slapp Happy was an English-German experimental rock group that existed from 1972 -1975. “Slow Moons Rose” is from Slapp Happy’s self-titled 1974 debut on Virgin Records. Slapp Happy is notable as having Peter Blegvad as a member.
Click Here to download “Slow Moons Rose” (192 Kbps mp3)
The Horse’s Ha MySpace page has a Strobe Sessions performance where The Janet Bean Trio is performing “Slow Moons Rose” and the excellent Freakwater song “Cloak of Frogs” from May of 2008.
Here is Janet Bean, James Elkington and Fred LongbegHolm performing as The Janet Bean Trio:
As if that wasn’t enough, The Horse’s Ha have announced “the first of several mini-tours this summer” per their PR. That sounds cool if we can get some more midwest dates!
Fri. July 3 — Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s w/ Castanets – Record Release Show
Mon. July 27 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Cafe
Tue. July 28 — Arlington, VA @ IOTA
Wed. July 29 — Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s w/ Illinois, The Builder and The Butcher
Thu. July 30 — Brooklyn, NY @ Bruar Falls w/ Hospitality
Fri. July 31 — Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House w/ The Mekons
Sat. Aug. 1 — New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ The Mekons
Sun. Aug. 2 — Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
Sat. Sep. 19 — Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
Click Here to Download “Asleep In A Waterfall” from Of The Cathmawr Yards
Click Here to Download “The Piss Choir” from Of The Cathmawr Yards
Click Here to read my review of Of The Cathmawr Yards.