Chicago trio Horsegirl had an exciting year, releasing their excellent first single in February via UK label Sonic Cathedral, that drew from classic post-punk, indie rock and shoegaze influences. They then signed to Matador in April -- they were still in high school -- and went on their first tour this fall. Next year looks be even bigger, with their first single for Matador, "BIlly," out in March, and more touring, including SXSW and their first NYC show. You can watch the video for "Billy" and listen to their dreamy debut 7" below.
We've been asking artists to send us end-of-year lists, and Horsegirl have sent us theirs, which includes music, movies, art, fashion, and more, both new and discovered. Penelope Lowenstein, Nora Cheng, and Gigi Reece together provided commentary as well. Check that out below.