7-inch Series, part 733 – Cheval Sombre

Cheval Sombre – Couldn’t Do
label: Trensmat
year: 2012
side a: Couldn’t Do
side b: As Tears Go By

7" Series 733: Cheval Sombre – Couldn't Do

I first discovered Cheval Sombre, a one-man band formed by New York poet, musician, and, apparently, English teacher Christopher Porpora, when buying records online. There was a 7″ split by him and Spectrum on The Great Pop Supplement, and I thought “if Sonic Boom’s on it, I can’t go wrong with purchasing this little piece of plastic, especially since it’s on white vinyl”, so I clicked “basket” and that was that. That particular single will be featured in this series later on. This one here’s the followup release, and a little taste of his second album, Mad Love, due out on 5th November on Sonic Cathedral. Looking forward to that one, as his self-titled debut full-length from 2009 (on Dean & Britta‘s Double Feature Records and also produced by Sonic Boom) is rather tasty.

It’s unclear to me if the B-side, a rendition of course of The Rolling Stones’ original, will be on it as well.

There’s a video for “Couldn’t Do”:

Ah, and if you buy the single, which you should, for example straight off Trensmat, you get the digital files for free.