“Strange Range is my attempt to explain why I’ve been acting strange over the last few years. So it’s pretty personal, I guess. Though, for anyone who’s a little off sometimes or knows someone who’s a little off sometimes, the album might be be meaningful.” – Marc Cantone
Strange Range is the third album recorded by The City and Horses at The Bunker Studio in Williamsburg (Black Keys, the Roots, Dangermouse, Tuneyards). The album was recorded and mixed by Bunker co-owner Aaron Nevezie and produced by Aaron and Chuck Palmer. It was mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk.
Marc initially tracked with Dave Downham at Gradwell House Recording in Haddon Heights, NJ to structure the songs and decide which tracks would make the cut. He then brought the tracks up to the Bunker where Aaron, Chuck, a host of TCAH regulars like Domenica Fossati (flute) and Nikki D’Agostino (sax) and Marc spent many long weekends building the songs.
Marc wrote the first single, “17″, with GarageBand on his iPhone and used much of the what he recorded in the final version. He also plugged his iPhone directly into the console and used it as an instrument on a number of tracks.
After mentioning his iPhone, Marc shakes his head and says, “Man, describing our recording sessions is boring. Besides ordering lunch from a different restaurant each day, there’s nothing all that interesting about the sessions. No drugs or sex or anything. One time, though, three cute French exchange students were locked outside of their apartment and hung out with us in the studio. We gave them CDs and stuff. But they never emailed or liked us on Facebook.”
The band will also appear for the first time in their own music videos. Previously their videos have featured the French performance art duo le contremaître et sa contremaîtresse (http://www.toutcontre.com), quirky animated characters and re-edits of obscure Danish rock videos.
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“The singer-songwriter behind the City and Horses refers to himself merely as Marc, hinting at the breezy informality of his indie-pop tunes. Unassuming as it might seem, though, the Brooklyn outfit’s debut, I Don’t Want to Dream, is both wise and disarmingly wistful.” – TIME OUT NEW YORK
“The City and Horses is singularly-named Brooklyn songwriter Marc, whose aching, strummy indie-pop could be described by a lesser ear as twee. Not us, Marc! We prefer to focus on the literary bent, the folksy thrust, the chamber strains. His sound may be sweet, but it’s not precious by a mile.” – RCRDLBL.com
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