sweet bronco

sweet bronco

 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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Simultaneously haunting and uplifting, Florida's indie-psych-pop group Sweet Bronco weaves a delicate balance of memorable vocal melodies, shoegazey guitar drones, and danceable rhythms. They released their first full-length album Morning Night in 2014 and followed it up with a 7" vinyl single Goddamn Set Me Up in 2015 on Decades Records, a South Florida boutique label. The band is currently recording their second full-length scheduled to be released in October 2016.

Biography

south florida based indie pop quartet sweet bronco play a weird neo psychedelic folk rock that’s drawn comparisons to grizzly bear, low, the verve, belle & sebastian, spoon, and roy orbison. they’ve been playing live on-and-off since 2010 with a revolving cast of players. core members chris horgan (founding member and chief songwriter) and david barnard (multi-instrumentalist and chief producer) are currently working in the studio recording their second album scheduled for release in October 2016.

sweet bronco songs compile simple sonic layers that gradually build into complex atmospheric soundscapes. and from that backdrop emerges horgan's distinct melodic and lyrical style that is altogether heartfelt and memorable. the result is a unique blend of blissful droning shoegaze textures infused with accessible pop melodies.

both horgan and barnard both grew up in south florida singing and playing music in community groups. horgan was a choirboy and toured nationally and in england as a soloist until his voice changed at age 13. it was then that he, inspired mostly by the pixies, radiohead, and pulp, started playing guitar and writing songs. barnard came from an evangelical christian family and played guitar in christian rock church bands until eventually rebelling to indulge in a turbulent motley crue-esque rock & roll lifestyle. the two met when horgan's girlfriend interviewed barnard's band stonefox for her local music scene blog. when stonefox frontman jordan asher left the band to work on beyonce's staff of album producers, barnard joined horgan in sweet bronco.

together with an interchangeable cast of south florida's finest indie rock musicians, horgan and barnard have been gigging throughout florida opening for national acts like silversun pickups, surfer blood, gringo starr, roadkill ghost choir, turbo fruits, the misfits, and soko to name a few. They recently made it up to new york to play a couple showcases at the cmj music marathon. They are currently booking festival and show dates, mostly on the east coast, to support their forthcoming album release this fall.

Lyrics

The Woods

Written By: Chris Horgan

Take a walk
let the forest talk
hear the wolf-dog sing you a song
first of all
got it wrong
and I tried hard to cover it up

deep in the woods of yester-year
what is there to find
you never knew what you would be leaving behind
even the wounds will disappear
wind in the wonder why
you never knew what you would be leaving behind

right you are
golden star
you will fall but you will go far

deep in the woods of yester-year
what is there to find
you never knew what you would be leaving behind
even the wounds will disappear
wind in the wonder why
you never knew what you would be leaving behind

why fight the wild fire
why fight the wild fire
slash and burn
ash and urn

deep in the woods of yester-year
what is there to find
you never knew what you would be leaving behind
even the wounds will disappear
wind in the wonder why
you never knew what you would be leaving behind

Goddamn Set Me Up

Written By: Chris Horgan

you think you’ve won before you’ve begun to take part
I saw you once pull one of your stunts
you broke hearts

where do you run
where do you run when they come
where do you run
where do you run

you goddamn set me up
you goddamn set me up
the poison’s in your cup
enough was never good enough

you may look young absorbing the sun until dark
but late night luck - tomorrow’s go bust
is who you are

where will you run
where will you run

you goddamn set me up
you goddamn set me up
the poison’s in your cup
enough was never good enough

you goddamn set me up
you watched me fall
you goddamn set me up
and fall and fall

Discography

Morning Night
LP May 2014
camp thunderbee records

Set List

Morning Night
Set Me Up
Forever Endeavor
Broke
Crush Crush
Party of One
Savior Class
Morning of a Million Suns
Star Story
Killer Time