Dane Horne, whose playing fans will recognize from his bass work with bands like Circles Around the Sun and Grateful Shred, has announced his debut solo record, a four-track set due out next month entitled The Motorcycle EP.
The Motorcycle Song EP will be released exclusively on Bandcamp on Friday, October 2nd and arrive on major streaming platforms on Friday, November 20th. The album, described as a “cycle of original instrumentals and vintage boogie covers” in a press release, includes Horne’s cover of Canned Heat‘s “Poor Moon” which was also debuted on Wednesday.
“I’ve always felt a connection to Canned Heat, maybe because of the California roots, but I think Sam Blasucci first played me this rather obscure gem on a long drive during a Grateful Shred tour to somewhere. I tracked all the instruments alone quarantined in my studio, but when it became apparent that I needed to add electric sitar, I asked Jonathan Wilson to borrow one of his,” Horne said in a statement with Wednesday’s announcement. “‘Poor Moon’ felt like an appropriate song for the times. It’s totally absurd, but also relevant in portraying our current sense of existential dread. And I thought it would be fun for me to sing all of those doo-wop backing vocals.”
Listen to Horne’s psychedelic take on the Canned Heat song below.
Dan Horne – “Poor Moon” (Canned Heat cover)
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