Wooden Horsemen “It Don’t Matter” features throwback rock and roll vibes, thrashing drums, and vintage swagger that is infectious. Borderline blues but given the vocal arrangements would put this more in a rock and roll category the song listens like an act off Third Man Records. That is of course “It Don’t Matter” gets extra bluesy with a horn solo that slowly automates delay on the track towards the end of the solo where it gets atmospheric and vibey. Then with a snare fill the chorus is back with layered vocals and cynical confrontational lyric hook that will be stuck in your head. The overall theme of “It Don’t Matter” is a cynical view on how some people have already had their minds made up for them on subjects before you even start talking to them. Shape shifting to either side of the isle this song is versatile and infectious, definitely recommend checking out “It Don’t Matter” by Wooden Horsemen.
“Vancouver’s Wooden Horsemen release the second single “It Don’t Matter” off their upcoming album Past Lives due November 2. The band has a couple of upcoming tour dates including their hometown release party at The Wise Hall, event details HERE. See below for full routing.
The band has gone through a full transformation since their introduction to the scene as a folk 3-piece in 2013. Singers Steven Beddall and Missy Cross’s woven harmonies remain at the core of the band’s sound, however the foundation has shifted from delicate acoustic strings to a brassy, electric 7-piece blues-rock outfit. 2016’s EP Sentient gained attention within the Canadian college radio circuit and charted in CBC Radio 3’s Top 20 for four weeks following its release, as the band became a staple in Western Canada’s festival circuit.
Their forthcoming album, Past Lives, stands both as a fiery testament to the American South, and an acknowledgement of the intimate relationship between music and spirituality. Influenced by Alan Lomax’s ‘American Patchwork’ series, tracks such as “I’ve Been Changed” and “You Better Mind” aim to harness the raw spirit of gospel while maintaining the band’s signature modern rock n’ roll sound. Swampy, sweaty and downright dirty blues mix with ethereal harmonies and a blazing horn section, resulting in a gritty, powerful, and ultimately unforgettable live experience.”