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HORSE THE BAND: “THE MUSIC INDUSTRY DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE. F*CK IT.”

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Horse the BandHorse the Band, art / noise / metal / nintendo-core / whatever pioneers — who you also might remember from our hysterical Horse the Blog series featuring bassist Erik Engstrom — have just sent a press release announcing their formal rejection of the music industry and plans for a 2008 self-booked, self-promoted world tour:

“Three years ago we booked a three-month, eight country tour with no booking agency, manager, or CD in stores. It was the funnest tour we have ever done. 3 years and 11 professional package tours later, we’ve become disillusioned, bad-attitude nerds and pariahs of the established music industry. FUCK IT.

We are currently planning a 40-country tour of Earth. We are booking the tour by ourselves, and going by ourselves because everyone is scared of us and no one will let us play their tours because we are too wild and crazy. In addition, no booking agencies will book shows for us on foreign soil because we have no “tour history on the books” or “soundscans” or “albums in stores”. It is time to once again take matters into our own hands, go off the beaten track, and show the music industry that they don’t matter anymore because of the INTERNET. We hope to be an inspiration to all young bands with honest dreams and the willingness to say “FUCK IT” to the shitty, boring, timid, sterile conventions that have slimed their way into our scene with the recent commercialization and homogenization of underground music. We will be producing a TV show/movie about recklessly circling the globe playing volatile shows, eating weird new foods, meeting new races and species, seeing the marvels of nature and man, narrowly escaping tragedy (or not escaping it), all while teetering on the brink of alcoholism and mental illness and sharing the language of music that unites us all!”

“We need all the help we can get, but we know we can do it using the power of the INTERNET, MUSIC, and SELF-RELIANCE!”

The band needs your help, promoting, booking, filming, feeding, traveling and boozing! Band contact info and a list of where the band is looking to play after the jump.

We are starting in early March. The following is a rough list of where we want to play. If your country isn’t on the list, but you want us to play there, we want to know. Cause we will come one day! FUCK IT.

Los Angeles, USA
Honolulu, USA
Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
Chiba, JAPAN
Tokyo, JAPAN
Osaka, JAPAN
Tokyo, JAPAN
Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
Hong Kong, CHINA
Manila, PHILIPPINES
Bangkok, THAILAND
INDIA
INDONESIA
Singapore City, SINGAPORE
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Istanbul, TURKEY
Ankara, Turkey
Tel Aviv, ISRAEL
Jerusalem, ISRAEL
ITALY
FRANCE
SPAIN
PORTUGAL
GERMANY
BELGIUM
NETHERLANDS
DENMARK
SWEDEN
NORWAY
FINLAND
ESTONIA
RUSSIA
UKRAINE
POLAND
CZECH REPUBLIC
BELGIUM
AUSTRIA
HUNGARY
ROMANIA
CROATIA
SWITZERLAND
ENGLAND
SCOTLAND
NORTH IRELAND
IRELAND
New York City, USA
Las Vegas, USA

If you want to book a show or throw us a reliable contact of someone who can, email us at horsethebooking@gmail.com. If you want to help promote a show in your country (flier, write, burn CDs and give them to people), email horsethebooking@gmail.com. If you’re interested in press or promotional materials, email us at h2theb@gmail.com. We will send to any country. If you are interested in producing, filming, or helping out in any way with the TV show (you know it is going to be the next Hills!), email h2theb@gmail.com. If you are interested in sponsoring the tour, email h2theb@gmail.com. We are looking for any and all sponsors, especially airlines. If you are a writer for a magazine and want to write a feature or the Great American Novel, email h2theb@gmail.com.

We know a good portion of our readers are scattered all across the globe, and are connected in their local and international scenes. Support independent music!

-VN

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