Hometown: Denver, Colorado

The Denver trio Palehorse/Palerider embody the core aesthetics of doomgaze, meticulously crafting sweeping soundscapes ripe with mysticism and guttural power. Layering Brandon Richier’s shimmering guitar work and ethereal vocals over the muscular low end provided by bassist David Atkinson and drummer Nate Marcy, they possess the ability to transport listeners to deeper planes of thought while simultaneously crushing them underfoot. A deft balance between the light and the darkness sets them apart from their contemporaries, creating a listening space that is both haunting and inspiring.