The Hasbros Release ‘Cart Before the Horse’

The Hasbros Release ‘Cart Before the Horse’

New Album Out Now


Jamaica, New York – July 10, 2018 – There aren’t many people who pick something back up more than two decades later. Usually, once it’s over, that’s it. Well, that is not the case for the men that make up The Hasbros. While many trends have come and gone since they dropped their last record in 1992, Bob Hanophy (guitar/vocals) Joe Gorelick (drums/vocals) Ken “Cardinal” O’Connor (bass/guitar) decided to pick back up where they left off with their alternative power pop ways with their 2018 release, Cart Before the Horse.

Jersey Beat’s James Damion calls Cart Before The Horse “one of the more addictive records I’ve recently come across.” 12 songs deep, the vinyl includes powerhouse tracks such as “Jackass,” Don’t Say What You Mean” and “Later On” while the included digital download version adds 4 bonus tracks of some long lost demos and even a live track from 1988. “The Hasbros pull influences from Sonic Youth to The Avett Brothers and everything in between,” Alternative Addiction noted, adding, “Cart Before the Horse is a great example of that.”

During more than 25 years apart, with Hanophy and O’Connor focused on their careers and Gorelick having gone on to play in seminal post punk bands, Garden Variety, Retisonic and Red Hare, The Hasbros got back together for the pure enjoyment of it all.  Older and wiser, they want to release music people can have fun with and enjoy either by listening to Cart Before The Horse on their own time or seeing them hit the stage for one of their blistering live shows. The Hasbros plan on playing as many live shows as their schedule permits and are currently planning a limited East Coast tour.

Those interested in reviewing Cart Before the Horse, interviewing The Hasbros or booking them for a show in the Tri-State area can reach out via the information provided below.

The Hasbros rocked together for six years before hanging it up in 1992. In 2015 they got the band back together for what they thought was a one time gig at New York City’s Arlenes Grocery. The spark had been lit and two years later Bob Hanophy, Joe Gorelick, and Ken “Cardinal” O’Connor were ready to really get back into things. Fast forward to April 2018 and the release of Cart Before the Horse and it was like time had stood still. Their sound was as fresh as ever and it was as if they’d never left the stage.

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