Monday, January 19, 2015

Instagram Contest

Instagram Contest Details!
Here's what you have to do:
  1. Follow us on Instagram @unofficialhorsetheband
  2. Post a selfie with your tickets to our show in LA, or an email with your payment confirmation, or a hand drawn illustration with orange marker, representing your tickets (or representing the tickets you WISH you had).
  3. Make sure to @ mention @unofficialhorsetheband on your post
  4. Your entry entitles you to 12 Friendship Points (FP). You can distribute FP among any songs in our catalog, to express your desire to hear said song, live in concert. You can also trade in 5 FP for one Love Unit (LU). Each LU represents an even stronger feeling of affinity to a song, as Love > Friendship. Alternatively, you can trade in 2 FP for one Measure of Anti-Niacin (MAN). Each MAN represents a level of aversion to a song that you find disagreeable to your sensibilities. Point allocations are to be presented in the body of your Instagram post. All entries will be fed into our Niacintology Engine (or SniacinceBot, as we like to call him), and our patented algorithm will compute the optimal set list to maximize utility of all fans' Friendship vs. Anti-Niacin Profile. 
  5. Mathematical errors in the point allocation will void your entry into the Niacintology Engine, but will not invalidate your entry into the overall contest.
  6. Prizes! All submissions will be entered into a random drawing, 3 winners will be selected. Prizes are relics from the HORSE the band Heritage Collection of Memorabilia.

A Concert
We are playing a show in Los Angeles!
During downtime from the band, Erik has been going on a lot of business trips, but David Isen became a real estate developer in his spare time and built this beautiful music venue in downtown LA. Now we get to play in it.
And who is playing with us? None other than the legendary TAKEN. The one band that is so respected and loved, that they automatically get to open for every reuniting famous hardcore band from Orange County. The band last encountered on Earth Tour in Japan, as David and Nathan ate hundreds of octopus balls while enjoying Taken’s trademark brand of emotional hardcore. The band we first shared the stage with in 2003 in a 2nd floor Rec Hall at Pomona College. (or was it Robinson House in SIlverlake? [waaay before the Overpass!]). I remember when me and Erik first discovered them on the Thrice message board 15 years ago, and have been obsessed ever since.
And, in case you haven’t heard after our last tour in August, we are at the TOP of our game.
We look GREAT.
We sound BETTER.
And we are HILARIOUS.

Sunday, June 9, 2013


It is 2013. We are going to play some shows with our friends, Rolo Tomassi. In Europe. And, more importantly, Russia.

Check out the promotional photo for the tour, taken in 2004.

Can you tell who is in the picture? ?


Aug 02 Saarbrucken, Germany - Kleiner Club Garage
Aug 03 London, UK - The Borderline
Aug 04 Paris, France - Batofar
Aug 05 Stuttgart, Germany - Juha West
Aug 06 Munchen, Germany - Backstage
Aug 07 Wiesbaden, Germany - SCHLACHTHOF
Aug 08 Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
Aug 09 Ieper, Belgium - Ieperfest
Aug 10 Dusseldorf, Germany - Cube
Aug 11 Berlin, Germany - Magnet
Aug 12 Moscow, Russian Federation - Plan B
Aug 13 St. Petersburg, Russian Federation - Dusche

Friday, September 28, 2012

South of the Border Update

Look what I found on my computer hard disk!

We have confirmed the first round of shows for our Central and South American Tour.
Please come.

Thursday, 11/8 - Xela (Quetzaltenango)
Friday, 11/9 - Guatemala City, La Maga
Saturday, 11/10 - El Salvador, MUTE, PASEO EL CARMEN
Wednesday, 11/14 - Granada, Nicaragua
Thursday, 11/15 - Las Palmas, Managua, Nicaragua,  ART CAFE BAR
Saturday, 11/17 - San Jose, Costa Rica, KOR Bar
Sunday, 11/18 - Bogota, Colombia, Teatro La Mama

Friday, June 15, 2012

Think Outside the Bun

Hello. It appears that we may be heading "south of the border" in November to reunite with our extended family, the children of Amerigo Vespucci and Christopher Colon! We need help though! Here is where we want to go! 

Mexico (Mty and DF) trick or treat?
El Salvador
Costa Rica
Trinidad (xEd Edgex's homeland)
some island nations
Dominican Republic!
and a special Island.

If you can help us get a show, promote a show, show us a place, go from one place to another place, or let us stay in your uncle's sex motel, email us!

PS - We couldn't get on the Fest.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Live in Concert

HORSE the band will be appearing live in concert!

January 8th, 2012
8:00 pm, $5
HORSE the band
Residual Echoes

Five Stars Bar
267 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Sunday, July 10, 2011

David Isen presents....

Over the last year, in addition to writing android apps, I've been messing around with some different musical ideas as I learned and experimented with production and recording. Here is the result of that process, Mavenjones. I made it all by some parts are maybe terrible and some parts are really interesting, but in the end, I'm proud of what I "accomplished". Check it out!

(follow the link to listen to the whole EP and download 1 other song for free)