We Are Space Horses’ debut album ‘Apologia’ is a triumphant fusion of psychedelic and progressive rock, steeped in the musical legacy of the ’60s and ’70s but with a fresh, modern twist. Originating from Somerville, MA, the band comprises Kevin Vanderhoof on vocals and guitar, Gabbi Vanderfood on bass, and Eric Hochwald on drums. Their journey, starting in 2017 in Stroudsburg, PA, is a story of resilience and dedication, overcoming obstacles like recording issues, life events, and a pandemic to finally release their masterpiece in 2023.
‘Apologia’ showcases the band’s ability to blend genres seamlessly. Vanderhoof’s experience with King Dead adds a stoner/doom metal edge to the psychedelic base, while Vanderfood’s indie and alternative influences provide a contemporary feel. The album’s production, mixing recordings from Rock Hard studios with self-produced drum tracks from Sum Studios, is impeccable. Eric Hochwald, not just a drummer but a skilled mixer, brings a cohesive and polished sound to the album.
The tracks in ‘Apologia’ are a testament to the band’s creativity and musical prowess. Each song is an exploration of sound, with layered instrumentals and evocative lyrics that invite listeners on a journey through space and time. The album is not just a collection of songs, but a narrative that reflects the band’s journey, both musically and personally.
‘Apologia’ is a celebration of musical fusion, resilience, and the unyielding spirit of creativity. We Are Space Horses have crafted an album that resonates with fans of psychedelic and progressive rock, while also appealing to a broader audience with its unique blend of styles. It’s a must-listen for anyone seeking a fresh and engaging musical experience.