THE LOVE GANG FOREVER TOUR 2019: COLD HART & HORSE HEAD

S&S Presents

THE LOVE GANG FOREVER TOUR 2019: COLD HART & HORSE HEAD

Fish Narc, Yawns, Lil Zubin, Fantasy Camp

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

7:00 pm

Kilby Court

$12 ADV / $14 DOS

Cold Hart
Cold Hart
Under the pseudonym Cold Hart, Jerick “Jay” Quilisadio has consistently been on the cutting edge of alternative hip-hop as a vocalist, songwriter, and producer. Singing in a low baritone, Cold Hart sets a cinematic scene with his emotionally charged lyrics that touch upon heartbreak, self-medication, and depression. By pairing components of rap with seemingly unrelated genres like emo, gothic rock, and even country, Cold Hart has become an innovator of genre-defying music.

Born and raised in the coastal city of Long Beach, California, Cold Hart was seldom seen without a skateboard in his hand. He would play records by post-punk’s Nick Cave or the Cure just as often as he would listen to rappers Speaker Knockerz and Chief Keef. With an increased interest in music, Cold Hart taught himself both the guitar and how to produce in FL Studio.

By utilizing a wide range of distinctive samples, Cold Hart initially distinguished himself in the underground rap scene by producing under the alias Jayyeah. He would integrate sub-divided hi-hats with europop melodies just as seamlessly as he would layer trap 808s over emo-rock guitar progressions. In 2013, Cold Hart became a member of some of SoundCloud’s most influential collectives, including Team SESH and Thraxxhouse.

The following year, Cold Hart co-founded another renowned collective, GothBoiClique. It was Cold Hart who officially titled the group after sending a beat with the same name to co-founder Wicca Phase Springs Eternal. Starting in 2015, Cold Hart began to release a slew of singles and definitive vocal mixtapes such as OC Season 1 & 2 and Downer, which helped surpass his distinction as solely a producer. Today, GothBoiClique sits at ten members, including Lil Tracy, Wicca Phase, Fish Narc, Yawns, Horse Head, and the late Lil Peep.

In 2018, Cold Hart strayed away from sampling entirely on his acclaimed EP Wish Me Well, opting instead to incorporate live instrumentation with producer Yawns. Shortly after, the two released their smash hit “Eyes,” which features Cold Hart’s cousin and fellow vocalist Rawska. Heading into 2019 with an extensive discography, Cold Hart’s listeners eagerly await his full-length debut studio album Good Morning Cruel World, which combines melodic elements of indie, post-punk, and hip-hop. — Jack Angell
Horse Head
Horse Head
With his musical project Horse Head, Chris Thorne has pioneered the fusing of emo, pop-punk, and indie elements with hip-hop. Initially gaining distinction as a producer, Horse Head quickly became well known for his distinctive vocal delivery. His poignant lyrics resonate with listeners as he sings about personal experiences with loneliness, depression, and heartbreak.

As a child growing up in Orange County, California, Horse Head would draw fantasy CD covers and write imaginary song lyrics. It was this early infatuation with music that pushed Horse Head to teach himself the guitar, vocals, and production in FL Studio. As a teenager, he also became the frontman of various bands, most notably forming the shoegaze/indie pop trio Tan Dollar in 2010.

In 2013, Horse Head began to deviate from performing in groups, producing various hip-hop beat tapes instead. A year later, Horse Head met fellow producer Nedarb in Los Angeles. One night, Horse Head came across an instrumental of Nedarb’s which contained an emo guitar sample by Silverstein. Instantly hooked by this unique approach to hip-hop production, Horse Head sang over the beat, releasing it as the track “Numb” in 2014.

At this same time Horse Head joined the underground musical collective Thraxxhouse, connecting with artists Cold Hart, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, and Lil Tracy. Realizing they all shared a particular interest in blending emo, pop-punk, and indie with rap, the frequent collaborators quickly formed their own niche collective: GothBoiClique. As a member of the renowned group, Horse Head released a triad of projects in 2016, including True Blue, Celebrity Crush, and Lock & Key. After Lil Peep joined GothBoiClique that same year, Horse Head produced numerous tracks for the late artists’ breakthrough mixtapes Crybaby and Hellboy, and also featured as a vocalist on their notable singles “Girls” and “Stop the Car.”

In 2017, Horse Head issued his independently released album This Mess Is My Mess, which solely produced by Fish Narc. After having a relatively quiet 2018, Horse Head announced his debut studio album We Had Our Fun. Slated for release in the summer of 2019, the project features live instrumentation by Yawns as Horse Head returns to his alternative indie roots. — Jack Angell
Venue Information:
Kilby Court
741 Kilby Court
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
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