The Horde and the Harem are a spirited band of troublemakers known to ride bicycles and create danceable folk-pop thick with layers of harmony. Formed in Seattle but comprised of members originally scattered along the West Coast, the group's music has a flavor distinct to the Pacific Northwest. Elegant vocal melodies are tasteful and classic, sounding familiar even on a first listen. Bright bursts of guitars and trumpets soar above like noble birds of prey flying through the trees over a rhythm section reminiscent of men shoveling coal into a steam engine, propelling it down the tracks.
Since then the band's formation in 2009 they have self-released three EPs and their debut full-length A Long Midwinter. They tour constantly and have played major venues all along the west coast as well as notable festivals including Bumbershoot, the Capitol Hill Block Party, NW Folklife, and SXSW.