Produced by Joe Reyes and Hills Snyder // Recorded by Joe Reyes, San Antonio, TX // Mastered by Carl Saff, Chicago, IL Reproduction by Sooper Dooper, Madison, WI // Recorded live, 2012 – Hills Snyder: guitar and vocals; Caralyn Snyder: vocals; Kate Terrell: keyboards and vocals; Jeremiah Teutsch: bass, violin, banjo, vocals; Joe Reyes: additional guitars on Pool, Dishwasher and May I Ask; drums on Ears; additional bass and vocals on May I Ask. Kory Cook: French horn on May I Ask. All songs © the writers 2010-2011, Floating Teacup Music (ASCAP) Front cover drawing: Chase Babcock // photo by Ansen Seale // Back cover photo and chair photo by Justin Parr // Art Direction: Stickbug
"This is folk music that has that psychedelic sensibility not with flailing sitars or reverb, but more of a sense of space in the vocals and the staggered timing in the guitar notes. There is some distant violin and piano punctuation that creates intriguing atmospheres and tensions, but the lead male vocals and female harmonies lead the way in these six songs. They remind me a bit of the Mills/Raven albums, but this foursome has their own sound that takes its cue from classic English, European and American folk from the late sixties to late seventies. There may be some traces of Hunter Muskett and Mac Murrough in here, too, although this is more American than that (although I don't hear a lot of San Antonio, Texas here). The band members all have some unique skills of timing and emotional resonance they bring to the arrangements, which set them apart from simpler players. This is memorable music and far better than a lot of what has passed as nufolk or wyrdfolk in recent years. They can be the third band in to my dream billing of Espers and Faun Fables.
David Hintz, DC Rock Live (November 1, 2013)
"Acoustic instruments dominate, and lyrically, a loose, hippy surrealism is present, which encourages the listener to pay attention, and inevitably draws them into a world of natural sculpture, where pop stars are replaced with newer models, and the planet warps and distorts. Standout songs come thick and fast, especially “No Big Deal” and the elegiac “Fresh Mint”, and the combination of boy/girl vocals, gentle melodies and heartfelt sentiments are impossible to ignore."
Phil S., Leicester Bangs (October 28, 2013)
"Horse Head Dawn is an enjoyable ride filled with the band’s ’60s and ’70s-inspired harmony-laden folk..."
Enrique Lopetegui, San Antonio Current (Aug 28, 2013)