City And Horses, The / We Will Never Be Discovered
Album: We Will Never Be Discovered   Collection:General
Artist:City And Horses, The   Added:Nov 2011
Label:Paper Garden Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-01-22 Pull Date: 2012-03-25
Week Ending: Mar 18 Feb 26 Feb 12 Feb 5
Airplays: 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 11, 2012: Synthesis
Nights Like These
4. Feb 01, 2012: Everyday Commotion
We Will Never Be Discovered
2. Feb 22, 2012: The Fall of Math
The Tallest Man In The World
5. Feb 01, 2012: Modern Donkey - Nontraditional Song Structures
We Will Never Be Discovered
3. Feb 10, 2012: Songs: CANTAN
We Will Never Be Discovered
6. Jan 29, 2012: Synthesis
We Will Never Be Discovered

Album Review
Deniz Cebenoyan
Reviewed 2012-01-13
The City and Horses / “We Will Never be Discovered” / Paper Garden Records

Really loved this! These guys seem relatively unknown, and it’s a shame. Each song is quite different, and I can’t even relate them to anyone else. So helpful, I know. Male tenor voice, often doubled/harmonized, occasional female voice harmonizes, or duets (#4, 10), or takes lead (#8). Second half seems a bit more cookie cutter (or maybe I got used to it?) than first half, except a solid #7.
FCC #2 (“holy shit” twice)
Favorite tracks: 1, 2 (but FCC), 7, 8

1. *3:15 Borderline William Shatner-esque spoken verse, catchy sung verse, electric bass, horn & flute. Kinda 80s ish. Cool!
2. *3:33 FCC “holy shit” twice - damnit! Really liked this one. Pretty strummed guitars, downtempo but kinda sadly upbeat. Harmonized vocals throughout, really nice!
3. 1:56 Uptempo, strummed guitar, fun song about wearing war paint everywhere. Silly fun.
4. 3:48 Cute midtempo song about work romances, complaining about bosses. Duet with girl, adorably singing about “dip[ping] our pens in the company ink”, haaah.
5. 3:07 Downtempo, sad simple strummed guitar, pretty emo, but also solid simple song. Nice. Use of phrase “monastic creep”, heh.
6. 3:20 Uptempo, clapping, girl chorus interspersed. Sounds like a show tune, about getting older and meeting the girl of his dreams, drinking, doing drugs.
7. *3:51 Jangly rock, nicely talk/sung lyrics, borderline honky-tonk piano even thrown in. Builds nicely w/“oohs”. Great.
8. *3:09 Uptempo, quick piano pace, mid-range female singer, great voice, especially with “dum dee dums”. sounds a bit Regina Spektor-ish.
9. 2:48 Uptempo, male & female singing same thing at first, great song about a tall guy (“he can dunk on Kobe Bryant”).
10. 2:22 Slowish, guitars, duet with female, occasional flutes, simple, nice.

Deniz Cebenoyan

Track Listing
1. We Will Never Be Discovered   6. With His Pen
2. This Is Manhattan   7. Nights Like These
3. War Paint   8. Dum Dee Dum
4. The Company, Inc   9. The Tallest Man In The World
5. May I Love Someone Soon   10. We've Said It Before