When you team up the brotherly duo from The Necronauts, Billy and Dale Goodman, with Stereotyperider guitarist/vocalist Mike Upsahl, good things are bound to happen. And good things have taken shape in the collaborative effort that is the band High Horse. The trio released their self-titled seven-song EP earlier this year. They call it skiddly biddly bop music.
One of the gems off of the album is, "Shitty Things," an anthemic indie rocker that turns a shitty thing like addiction on its ear.
Give the track a go after the jump and read what Upsahl has to say about the song.
They'll be performing live on Sunday, July 24, at Long Wong's in Tempe.
MU: When we first got together, my old band had just broken up and Billy had been asking me to come over and jam. I went over and brought my guitar and they had a Fender Rhodes there. ["Shitty Things"] ended up being the first song we started jamming on.
It's about addictions and how bad things happen. You hurt people that you love but things will always get better. It's about looking at the bright side.
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.