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August 15th, 2012

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Secret Mountains - High Horse

High Horse is a song about transition, a song about time; a song about togetherness. When Secret Mountains came to Miner Street on the first hot weekend May, the experience proved formative in more ways than one.

    A new song typically undergoes the Secret Mountains regiment of recording: meticulousness. "Our songs take on new forms anywhere between five and ten times before we're content and happy enough to go into the studio," Jeff (Guitar) admits. "We're learning to be okay with that."

    Shaking Through, on the other hand, is about making decisions quickly. Time is of the essence and there's no chance to turn parts over in one's mind. But any nerves that the band had were quelled quickly. "I think this is the most active recording environment we've ever been a part of," says Jeff. "For me personally, the biggest thing was not over thinking and just trusting your ideas. You know, letting things happen naturally."

    In coming together as a six-piece, the band has had to learn sacrifice and understanding. Started by Jeff (guitar, vocals) & Kelly (vocals), the band soon added Chris (drums), Jake (keys), Corey (guitar), and Alex (bass) to the mix. "Each band member is, at this point, irreplaceable," says Jeff. "we've had to learn how to have restraint and find out what works best for the song rather than our own personal preferences." "I think with six of us we've had to learn how to not only respect each other's boundaries but respect what's necessary for the song," adds Kelly. That respect and trust they have learned through songwriting is on display with "High Horse." Born from tragic personal experiences that Jeff and Kelly shared, the band worked through their situations together rather than dealing with it alone.

 
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16 bit / 44.1 Kbps

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