Bring Prudence’s first full-length album is a product of Sparrow Night - a weekly workshop held by Oleh and his friends in the kitchen of their Crown Heights apartment where they motivate each other to make art on a regular basis. Each Sunday, Oleh brought in a brand new song to be critiqued by his roommates, friends, and other local artists. The result - Red Horses - is a cohesive collection of intimate moments, stories, and quips, all carrying the same thread.
Oleh recorded Red Horses in his bedroom with a 10-year-old USB microphone and a laptop - mixing, mastering, and producing the album along the way. One day, Oleh played the album to his friend Jared van Fleet (Beirut, Voxtrot, Sparrow House), who had the idea of layering in a soft cushion of piano, bass, and percussion. What was originally conceived as a stark acoustic record grew into its own with Jared’s attuned and intuitive ear.
Red Horses is an album of seduction, alienation, and loss of innocence. While not a concept album, it employs a cast of characters and makes frequent allusions to theater, fortune-telling, and 90’s pop culture. Much of the record is autobiographical, supplemented by childhood lore, altered memories, and dreams taken to their most absurd conclusion.
released September 23, 2016
Jared van Fleet - piano, bass, shakers, and handclaps
Mary Houlihan -artwork
Andrew Fairweather - lettering
Willie Gambucci - photos
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