Pale Horses (album)

Pale Horses is the sixth studio album by American indie rock band mewithoutYou. The record was produced by Will Yip.

Pale Horses
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 16, 2015
GenreIndie rock,[1] post-hardcore,[1][2] art rock[2]
Length39:23
LabelRun for Cover, Big Scary Monsters, Cooking Vinyl[3]
ProducerWill Yip
MewithoutYou chronology
Ten Stories
(2012)
Pale Horses
(2015)
[Untitled]
(2018)

On June 10, 2015, the record became available for streaming on Vice's Noisey website.[4]

The artwork was painted in 1978 by Vasily Kafanov, who also painted the artwork for the band's previous five albums.

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic80/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
Alternative Press4/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork7.2/10[7]
Sputnikmusic4.0/5[8]
Under the Gun Review9.5/10[9]
Consequence of SoundC+[1]

Track listingEdit

Music by mewithoutYou, lyrics by Aaron Weiss.

No.TitleLength
1."Pale Horse"2:26
2."Watermelon Ascot"3:09
3."D-Minor"3:20
4."Mexican War Streets"3:35
5."Red Cow"4:03
6."Dorothy"1:40
7."Blue Hen"3:05
8."Lilac Queen"3:58
9."Magic Lantern Days"3:52
10."Birnam Wood"4:18
11."Rainbow Signs"6:04
UK/EU bonus track
No.TitleLength
12."Chapelcross Towns"2:58
Pale Horses: Appendix
No.TitleLength
12."Hebrew Children"1:59
13."Werewolf King (Demo)"3:19
14."Chapelcross Towns"2:58
15."Chernobyl, 1985"4:21
16."Mexican War Streets (Revisited)"3:34
17."Blue Hen (Geology Version)"3:12
18."Fairfield"2:15
19."Red Cow (Golden Calf Version)"3:28

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[10] 62
US Billboard Alternative[11] 10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Corcoran, Nina (June 11, 2015). "mewithoutYou – Pale Horses". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved December 12, 2015. On Pale Horses, [mewithoutYou] seek a comfortable spot between weighty post-hardcore and artful indie rock introspection, but ultimately sound suppressed.
  2. ^ a b Breslin, Jay (July 1, 2015). "mewithoutYou Confronts Karma on Pale Horses". Rock On Philly. Retrieved November 11, 2016. On ... Pale Horses, the band molds their art rock and post-hardcore aesthetics...
  3. ^ "Pale Horses Now Available For Pre Order". mewithoutyou.com. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  4. ^ "Listen to mewithoutyou's new album, 'Pale Horses'". noisey,vice.com. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  5. ^ "Pale Horses by mewithoutYou". Metacritic. Retrieved December 12, 2015.
  6. ^ Appleby, Jack (June 16, 2015). "mewithoutYou - Pale Horses". Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  7. ^ "mewithoutYou: Pale Horses (Pitchfork review)". June 24, 2015. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "mewithoutYou - Pale Horses (staff review)". Sputnikmusic. June 17, 2015. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  9. ^ Caruso, Drew (June 16, 2015). "Review: mewithoutYou - 'Pale Horses'". Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  10. ^ "Billboard Album Chart". Billboard. Archived from the original on June 25, 2015. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
  11. ^ "Billboard Alternative Album Chart". Billboard. Retrieved June 25, 2015.