The Horse Traders have released their new EP “I Don’t Mind”with an exclusive stream via Modern Vinyl, who are calling the album “ripe with intricate, sepia-toned storytelling”. Combining the classic roots rock and americana of the greats like Neil Young and The Band, with a modern pop twist of Tom Petty and Wilco, The Horse Traders have spent time honing their sound into one truly all their own.
“I Don’t Mind” is a collaborative effort on the part of The Horse Traders. It’s the first collection of tunes that we’ve all had a hand in writing. Before, Travis or Patrick would bring forth a song for the band to learn. These songs were the first to be written with everyone involved. Though the initial idea may have been presented, it was usually no more than a few lines or a melody.
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The Horse Trader makes the long trip back to camp as night falls on a long day of dealing. When he reaches camp, he lifts up a beat up old guitar. “I got it for a song!” He chuckles haughtily and tosses the instrument and a small wad of cash over to his pals as he leads what’s left of a string of horses to the makeshift posts they’ve wedged between a cluster of rocks. “A song.” One of the others repeats the words as his hands meet the strings. He pieces a few chords together and the traders begin to sing. They sing stories about the travels. They sing ditties and dirges and ballads until each is too tired to go on. As the night sky stills with his boots propped up and a hat covering his face, one of the traders quietly mutters “what a deal” and nods off.