Little more information, with some quotes (taken from vagrant website)..
" 03.27.09 HORSE the band begin recording!!!
HORSE the band have just begun recording for Desperate Living their fourth full-length and first for Vagrant. This week the band took 12 songs into White Buffalo Studios in Los Angeles with producer Noah Shain and plans a mid-summer release for Desperate Living.
“It’s great to work with such an adventurous band that has such a strong vision, it makes my job a pleasure,” said Shain. “We made the decision to eschew more traditional modern metal production, and go more toward a natural open sound to capture the authentic brutality of the band’s live show.”
The band also brought Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu into the studio with them. “Horse the Band has asked me to try to help them make a dying robot, an exploding keyboard, a dream laugh and a melted, drastic flute of redemption,” said Stewart. “Lucky for you and for me they have the wit and creativity to turn these things into music.”"
YES. Finally, some good bands are hitting the studio this year. Bands that are as incredible as this one, that have put heavy thought into their music. Bands that write their music and say, "Fuck you," if you don't approve. If you don't approve, you're probably too stupid or you just have horrible music tastes. This band is as gold as gold can get. 24 karots or something.