FIREHORSE is the captivating new project from singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Leah Siegel. In Sept 2011 the Brooklyn outfit released the eclectic debut, And so they ran faster… and the album has received praise from the LA Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, Paste, Teen Vogue, MOKB & The L Mag, to name a few.

Firehorse was recently named NPR’s “Next Big Band from NYC,” a Paste Magazine “Best of What’s Next” and one of Spinner’s “12 Artists to Watch in 2012.”

Paste Magazine appropriately premiered the debut video from Firehorse for “Our Hearts” on Valentine’s Day and they’re currently giving away signed copies of And so they ran faster… on vinyl. Check out the video for “Our Hearts” here.

Leah Sigel will be doing an intimate SXSW send-off show at Hotel Café in LA on March 7th and then the full band has a packed week in Austin. Once returning home, Firehorse will be holding court in Brooklyn with an appearance at The FilmShop’s event at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sat, March 24 and a headlining show at the Knitting Factory on Wed, April 25. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Produced by Geoff Stanfield (Mark Kozelek, Sun Kil Moon, Moby) and with Steve Elliot on guitar, the inimitable Tim Luntzel (Rosanne Cash, Loudon Wainwright III, and more) on bass, and Brian Wolfe (Sufjan Stevens, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, My Brightest Diamond, Joan Jett) on drums, And so they ran faster… explores the sonic possibilities and personal expression of an artist reaching for the next horizon.

Firehorse did a wonderfully vulnerable and eye-opening feature with Todd Martens of the LA Times in October 2011 and a “Weekend Conversations” interview w/ Jim Fusilli of the Wall Street Journal where Fusilli calls the album, “terrific,” and commends, “I love this album for so many reasons. It’s got such a timeless vibe to it.”

March 7 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Café – 8pm
March 15 – Austin, TX – Tijuana Gift Shop & Sideways Media Present Manic Fest Destiny @ Rusty’s – 4:30pm
March 15 – Austin, TX – Mike Galaxy party @ Guero’s – 7:20pm
March 17 – Austin, TX – PledgeMusic Presents Hotel Café Showcase @ St. David’s Historical Sanctuary – 10:30pm
March 24 – Brooklyn, NY – The FilmShop Presents @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 25 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory

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