Pale Horse Company
'Pale Horse Company's music glories in heroism and tragedy. With a lyrical sensibility both poetic and apocalyptic, Pale Horse Company digs to the heart of what it means to be mortal, and uses every musical trick in the book to get there, playing songs that range from folk to punk to blues to doo-wop to sea-shanty. It's self-titled debut plays at times like a tour of American music, as it shape-shifts from one genre to another, and other times as one of the prophetic books of the Old Testament, as it weaves a narrative about confronting death, grasping for peace with God, and coming home.' --Yale School of Drama Art Review "Incisive and majestic....the breadth of Pale Horse Company's debut is nothing short of astonishing." --Sidewalk Dave "Pale Horse Company's eponymous first album is a masterful, road-weary confrontation with death. Highly literate, but full of bleary-eyed, inebriated observation, Gabriel Cruz's songwriting creates a world populated with criminals, seamen, prostitutes, and characters from the Bible, all of whom are united by their common grappling with mortality." --Chicago Maroon 'Pale Horse Company harbinges the eradication of social consciousness and the resurrection of humanity. Rock is the medium for a vision which will, should the listener allow it, be his undoing. ' --Juan Juansen, sculptor, painter, fasion designer "Elegiac and haunting. The moments of violence are balanced by moments of tenderness and beauty, and the moments of humor never stray far from the existential task at hand. This is a serious album for serious people." --The Gentleman's Hour Album Review "This is the type of plunging in to the Problem of Evil that leads one to unintentionally blaspheme." --Fr. O'Connor.