A Natural Death

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A Natural Death
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Studio album by Horse the Band
Released August 28, 2007
Recorded February 2007 at Stagg Street Studios and Where's My Check Studios
Length 56:04
Label Koch
Producer Brian Virtue
Horse the Band chronology
A Natural Death
Desperate Living
Professional ratings
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Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Rocklouder 2/5 stars link
Rockmidgets.com 4/5 stars link

A Natural Death is the fourth studio album by Horse the Band. This is the band's last album with bassist Dashiell Arkenstone and the only one with drummer Chris Prophet.


Frontman Nathan Winneke states: "A Natural Death is about the futility and arrogance of creation and destruction, the overwhelming scale of space and time, and the brutal majesty of nature, the horror of birth, and the beauty of death. Everyone who will ever live will die a natural death, and will soon after be forgotten for eternity. Hopefully this album will serve as a warning to the human race to stop taking itself so seriously, as we have seen the dire consequences of its actions in the future. You are nothing."[1]

Upon the album's release, "Murder" was frequently played on the Sirius Satellite Radio station, Hard Attack. In 2007, the album peaked at #4 at the Top Heatseekers and at #27 on the Independent Albums charts.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Nathan Winneke; all music composed by Horse the Band.

No. Title Length
1. "Hyperborea" 2:45
2. "Murder" 4:14
3. "The Startling Secret of Super Sapphire" 3:18
4. "The Beach" 1:07
5. "Face of Bear" 4:02
6. "Crickets" 1:06
7. "New York City" 4:47
8. "Sex Raptor" 3:18
9. "Broken Trail" 3:16
10. "The Red Tornado" 3:42
11. "Treasure Train" 2:57
12. "His Purple Majesty" 3:04
13. "Kangarooster Meadows" 1:23
14. "Rotting Horse" 4:28
15. "I Think We Are Both Suffering from the Same Crushing Metaphysical Crisis" 7:24
16. "Lif" 4:48


  • Originally the song "Crow Town" was on the album as track 10, and "The Red Tornado" was track 9, this was replaced just after the release with "Broken Trail". In the song "Lif" where various fragments of the previous songs are played throughout, you can hear the crows crowing at one point, exactly as they do in the song "Crow Town" furthermore showing it was an original song for the album.
  • The song "The Red Tornado" refers to the comic book superhero Red Tornado.


Horse the Band


  1. ^ Harris, Chris; Wiederhorn, John. "Metal File: Horsing Around With Horse The Band & More News That Rules". MTV. Archived from the original on 12 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-26. 
  2. ^ A Natural Death's chart performance at allmusic