About The Band:
“…This is a band that works hard, and if they ever get the chance to play hard it definitely peeks through their adorable brand of unpretentious pop and buoyant onstage demeanor. The sound of Hearts on Faces is hardly one-dimensional; each song carries its own distinctive feel, which is rather impressive given their unusual instrumentation: drums, bass, electric guitar, mandolin, and xylophone. Suffice it to say that the Equines are not a one-trick pony.” – New College Tangent
“We here at Creative Loafing Sarasota unabashedly dig The Equines, the superb local indie-folk act whose debut EP, Hearts on Faces, we just can’t get enough of.” -Creative Loafing
“Falling somewhere on the punk side of pop, the Equines come across like an early NYC punk band with a heavy dose of Southern hospitality. Think Blondie mixed with Crowsdell. Using the traditional rock set up (guitar, bass and drums) they add a xylophone and mandolin player to the mix for a full and unique sound all held together by vocalist/guitarist Erin Murphy.” – Kickbright Zine
Sprung from the loins of Sarasota’s emerging indie music scene in 2008, the Equines (aka Maid Mosephine and the Equines) are known throughout South Florida for their danceable, lyric-driven songs and snazzy outfits.
Following a performance closing out WMNF’s 29th Tropical Heatwave Festival in Tampa, the band released “Unleash the Ultimate Attack” as a single available for free download online and will be releasing the track on their second EP, “Brain Radio,” Fall 2010. Prior to its release, the Equines will be touring the east coast with Brooklyn-based Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt (Luaka Bop). Expect large amounts of mayhem.
Interview at Skope HOMETOWN HEROES: THE EQUINES
“Sarasota group the Equines mix bouncy guitars, beach-boogie xylophones and an overall fun-loving sensibility to create danceable indie-pop gems…picture Vivian Girls on a laid-back family vacation, or Blake Babies with a tropical twist.” – Jay Cridlin, Tampa Bay Times
“..The band’s style is a melding of late-70s Post-Punk with Pop sensibilities, mixed with a bit of Southern Folk…Stevie Nicks with a Folky twist” – Marc Ganancias, Examiner.com
“..2009 was a notable year for the Suncoast music scene. Most prominent was the resurgence of cooperative spirit among original acts, with Finch House leading. The hippy-esque living quarters house band members/college-goers who study, create art and music, generate spontaneous ideas and freely share what they’ve learned. That includes generating sampler CDs of upcoming groups, holding regular concerts amongst their ranks, being available for impromptu fill-ins when venues get cancellations, and occasional ‘zine publication, all courtesy of The Equines’ frontgal Erin Murphy and sidekick Greg Ferris.” -Dawn Scire Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The Equines have played with the likes of Foxy Shazam, the Young Veins, Bad Rabbits, the Vicious Guns, Andalusians, Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights, the Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, Awesome New Republic, Black Blondie, Look Mexico, Slow Claw, Have Gun Will Travel, Rachel Goodrich, Strangers Family Band, Peter Baldwin, Andy Matchett & the Minks, and many others.
More Photos of The Equines courtesy of Lucy Pearl Photography