Horsegirl – the teenage Chicago trio whose debut single we released last week – have signed to the legendary US indie label Matador.
The band said in a post: “Today is Wednesday, a wonderful day for some wonderful news. We are very excited to announce that Horsegirl has signed to Matador Records.
“Two years ago when we were underclassmen, we pooled together our money to see Yo La Tengo live (Ira Kaplan handed us his guitar). That fall we played a show in the street with a Stephen Malkmus poster taped to the kick drum. When Belle & Sebastian played the entirety of If You’re Feeling Sinister at Pitchfork, we stood in the front and said Judy had a dream of Horsegirl. Matador has been formative for our relationship as friends and musicians, and we feel insanely grateful to be working with them.
“We are really appreciative of everybody who has amplified our work in these past few months, the people who’ve found us and understand what we’re going for, and the Chicago kids who’ve understood all along.
To the adults at the Yo La Tengo show who said we were too young to like good music (and made fun of Penelope for bringing her backpack): kids are going to bring punk-rock back.”
The band have also announced a free live stream show, which is taking place next Monday (April 12) at 7pm EST (12 midnight in the UK) on Vans Channel 66. DJ support comes from fellow Chicago teen sensations, Lifeguard.
Look out for a repress of the ‘Ballroom Dance Scene’ / ‘Sea Life Sandwich Boy’ 7” which will be announced soon.