mY mother the moon
out april 6
At fifteen, Dead Horses frontwoman Sarah Vos’ world turned upside down. Raised in a strict, fundamentalist home, Vos lost everything when she and her family were expelled from the rural Wisconsin church where her father had long served as pastor. What happened next is the story of Dead Horses’ stunning new album, ‘My Mother the Moon,’ a record full of trauma and triumph, despair and hope, pain and resilience.
Blending elements of traditional roots with contemporary indie folk, the album is both familiar and unexpected, unflinchingly honest in its portrayal of modern American life, yet optimistic in its unshakable faith in brighter days to come. Earthy and organic, Vos’ songs often reveal themselves to be exercises in empathy and outreach; she writes not only to find meaning in the struggles she’s endured, but also to embrace kindred souls on their own personal journeys of self-discovery.
‘My Mother the Moon’ is Dead Horses’ third album, which NPR Music has described as “evocative, empathetic storytelling” and Rolling Stone has already called "a beautifully uncluttered collection of songs.” The album follows hot on the heels of their acclaimed 2016 release, ‘Cartoon Moon,’ a record that prompted the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to declare Dead Horses a Band To Watch and earned them honors for "Best Album," "Best Americana/Bluegrass Artist," and "Best Female Vocalist" at the 2017 WAMI Awards. With a fleshed out touring lineup, the band will be kicking off a U.S. tour later this spring – performing at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, as well as plays with Rhiannon Giddens, Trampled By Turtles and Mandolin Orange.
Vocals, Guitar / Sarah Vos
Double Bass, Vocals / Daniel Wolff