Covington, Kentucky’s Frontier Folk Nebraska are back with “Blackhorse,” a single that will be available as a split with William Matheny on July 11 through Soul Step Records. The band has spent a lot of time on the road with Matheny and developed a kinship; a pandemic felt like a perfect time to release new music while further solidifying that bond.
“This single was just a great way to put us together on record the way we’ve done on stages across the country a few dozen times over the years,” said guitarist Travis Talbert.
The new song comes just over a year after the band’s last full length, Freaks. Over the course of four albums and an EP, Frontier Folk Nebraska has earned praise from folks like Drive-By Truckers, Wussy and Paranoid Style. DBT bassist Matt Patton said of Freaks, “Frontier Folk Nebraska may have the complexion of its southern alt-rock forebears, but Freaks explores connectivity between the likes of Kinks, Leon Russell and Big Star spat out of youth and 1960s idealism.”
“Blackhorse” was recorded March 11, 2019 in Water Valley, Mississippi at Dial Back Sound Studios while touring the South. An historic studio that has captured the sounds of legendary blues artists for Fat Possum and many more and is currently helmed by master engineer Bronson Tew and Patton, the studio is all brilliant vibes and inspiration. This was also just the band’s second official session with this lineup and the first where they felt that they could “really open up the throttle.”