Spacehorse - Ghosts of the Civil Living (2006)
It's not long ago that I got my first taste of Spacehorses first LP (or is it an EP? its only about 12 minutes long) and man was I blown away. At this point I would assume most people visiting here are familiar with and into Heroin. Heroin and Spacehorse are born of the same blood. Matt Anderson and Scott Bartiloni have been playing together for well over a decade and the sound they helped create in 1991 has come full circle at this point in time. Spacehorse sounds like revitalized and rejuvenated Heroin that grew up and learned to play their instruments.
Its no known secret that Heroin sounded like they were falling head over heels down the stairs while they played their furious and cathartic brand of punk rock. There in lies part of their charm. Young kids saying fuck you to music and fuck you to everything else, including their poor instruments which sound like they recorded them through a blender. Well theyre still not happy with the way things are run, they just have a larger arsenal now with which to bring these issues to forefront. Anyone looking to catch a bit of that sound will absolutely eat this up. Spacehorse delivers and make no doubts about it, age has done nothing to slow these guys down.