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The Horde and the Harem / Press

“their energy translates into a live show that has garnered serious praise."”

The Phoenix New TImes

“The Horde And The Harem is a local quintet that is big on talent and sound. Between the male-female harmonies, guitar melodies, and piano/keys, The Horde And The Harem are a band to be reckoned with. The vocal harmonies will astound you and definitely set this band apart from the rest. They only have two EPs out at the moment, but I definitely foresee this band gaining popularity and putting out a lot more full-length albums."”

“SXSW Bound: 3-Seattle Bands you ought to know "The Horde and the Harem is a band whose music continues to propel itself entirely on the enjoyment of playing. It is evident in the lyrics and the way in which they're sung, in the instrumentation and the way the musicians play, and it is evident in the quadratic core of four-part harmony present for the entirety of each song. If the dodging dirge of rhythmic mathematics could ever let you down, the drummer in this band certainly won't. He lets out gut-busting cadences that drive the whole thing down the street like a slumbering elephant, teetering to the brink of disaster before choreographed turns take him in a new direction. We think these guys will have the most fun on their trip to Austin." ”

"From the soulful opening track, Gold Rush, to the harmony soaked finale, Days When We Were Parched, the EP is truly without one extraneous moment. Every note here seems necessary to tell the stories of the music, and in a genre that is saturated with try-hards and hobby singer-songwriters that is exceptionally rare."

"Seattle’s the Horde and the Harem has the rare gift of being able to create music that propels itself on sheer enjoyment. The four bearded dudes and one non-bearded dudette who make up the band remind me of local favorites Church, but with a sloppy kineticism that moves its songs forward like a shambling caravan of gypsies. With an EP, nascent full-length, and headlining regional presence all created within its first year of existence, it’s clear that whatever the Horde and the Harem is packing is infectious to the extreme."

"THatH is able to generate a relationship between vivacious energy and a carefully tethered force in the development of their songs. The melody is not rushed, nor does it appear to be forced to fit an archetype; at the same time the liveliness of rock is tapped into – a facet that is mysteriously hard to find these days."