Tyranahorse is a band to watch. Their first album released last year climbed the charts at college radio stations around the country and the USA. They also nailed the second place of the CiTR Shindig competition. Tyranahorse is a five-piece indie rock band based out of East Vancouver. Their music is inspired by the diverse backgrounds of their members, whose music fore’s include noise, grunge, classical, pop, old country, hip hop, rock, and early hardcore.
The resulting ensemble is a unique genre bending mash with mainstream hooks and melodic undertones. Musical instruments in their quiver include: theremin, kazoo, synth, guitar, bass, shakers, vocal loops, piano, and harmonica. Their sound has been described as the B-52’s meets Jello Biafra and Janis Joplin at a dinner party with the Pixies.
Tyranahorse’s 2011 debut full-length independent release, ghostwolfmotherhawk: prairieunicornlionlioness, received excellent reviews in Vancouver’s Discorder Magazine and The Georgia Straight. “The hard-rocking anthem “Keep it Together” feels like it should have been plucked from Bruce Springsteen’s ’80s songbook, with the troupe singing a refrain about pounding back Pilsners’ and whiskey shots,” said The Georgia Straight. “But things get out-there mid-song when Sun drops a theremin solo that transports the tune out of a New Jersey dive bar and into a mad scientist’s laboratory.”
All members of Tyranahorse are involved in numerous creative projects and their social network encompasses much of the local independent music scene. Notable side acts include co-vocalist and theremin phenomena, Prophecy Sun, who was voted ‘Best New Musical Acts 2009′ by The Georgia Straight; and drummer Brent Glasgow-Brown, who has played with recording punk/hardcore recording artists In Stride and Vacant State.
Band MembersPrOphecy Sun, Darren Fleet, Brent Glasgow-Brown, Jaro Welz, Max Stockholder