The Stalking Horses

The Stalking Horses


The Afghan Whigs fronted by Lucinda Williams. The collision of light and dark that is passionate, literate, blissfully ragged garage-indie-folkrock dream rehearsals of your life.


The Stalking Horses were born all because former Disappear Records recording artist Sarah Pinsker got tired of playing solo. She plugged her acoustic guitar into a DOD stompbox and recruited a band from the DC post-punk scene and the Baltimore rock clubs, combining intelligent songcraft, “blissfully ragged melodicism” (Baltmore Magazine) and straight-forward rock & roll.

The current lineup has been playing clubs and festivals for almost two years now, with highlights including Baltimore’s massive Artscape festival, Houston Pride, and Seattle’s Rockrgrl Conference. The Stalking Horses have gained a reputation for their energetic live show, playing bills across the country with Antigone Rising, Michelle Malone and more.

The Stalking Horses have just released their first full-length recording on The Beechfields Record Label, home to other indie up-and-comers such as Private Eleanor, the Red Vines and the Seldon Plan. The band’s live energy is transformed into a massive wall of studio sound that propels singer Sarah Pinsker’s road-worn tales of fragile and enchanted characters enacting a dream rehearsal of your life.

The new record is for fans of The Afghan Whigs, Lucinda Williams, Neil Gaiman, and Regina Spektor - full of heartbreaking melody and joyful noise. We suggest you buy bigger speakers - you’ll want to play it loud.

"This Is Your Signal" was released March 13, 2007.


This Is Your Signal (2007)
-Several songs, including "Everything Bounces," "Josephine," "Push On", "Sweetest Complication" and "Still Be Here" have been getting airplay on radio and online.

Wingspan (2003) (five song EP)
- "Too Many Questions" is the single

Charmed (2000) (Sarah solo LP on Disappear Records)
- "Baggage" is the single

Set List

Generally 40 min to an hour set. Can play longer (or shorter, naturally) as necessary.

The Stalking Horses are a high energy band, with a diverse mix of original songs. They can do a set that makes you feel their rock and punk roots, or skews more toward a roots/americana feel, depending on the venue.

A recent set was:
Everything Bounces
Still Be Here
Probably Will
This is Your Signal
Push On
Sweet & Strange

The Stalking Horses have a large repertoire of original material (2 LPs + 1 EP's worth, and more all the time), and throw in a cover or two for fun: extremely amped up, altered versions of Springsteen's "I'm On Fire", Dylan's "Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)", Concrete Blonde's "Probably Will", Bowie's "Heroes", and Neil Young's "Like A Hurricane" are recent covers.