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are the best rock band in america.

'An instrumental odyssey from Baltimore quartet Horse Lords: drums, bass, sax, guitar, and percussion fuse together to carve out deep, hypnotic grooves of bold new American rock and roll. Using a just intonation tuning system, the band constructs layers of punching, syncopated phrase that call upon elements of krautrock, African poly-rhythms, and classical minimalism.'

http://horselords.bandcamp.com/

i was stoked to see some excitement for Horse Lords in the parquet courts thread & here we are

when is the new Jim O'Rourke album coming out (spazzmatazz), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 01:53 (two years ago) Permalink

they need to get those three mixtape jams up on band camp. they're looser than the albums but they're the best

every once in a while I play 'church of anthrax' because how could an album by john cale and terry riley not be amazing, but now I can just go listen to these

Milton Parker, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 01:57 (two years ago) Permalink

mixtapes II & III are up on bandcamp as name yr price downloads. i know cuz i ran off to their page right after they came up in the parkay quarts thread. you have to give your email address & they send you a link, otherwise painless.

A Severus of Snapes (contenderizer), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 02:04 (two years ago) Permalink

sold

WRINKLEPAWSOME (sleeve), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 02:08 (two years ago) Permalink

i saw a headline on these guys the other day.

"Horse Lords lay waste to indie rock bands treading water"

listening to stuff on their Bandcamp and am really impressed

hackshaw, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 03:34 (two years ago) Permalink

going to see them next week at union pool

calstars, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 03:40 (two years ago) Permalink

"Hidden Cities" sounds the coolest to my ears. U.S. Maple jamming in Africa?

https://soundcloud.com/nnatapes/sets/nna075

hackshaw, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 03:42 (two years ago) Permalink

union pool show is w/ chris forsyth who owned at palisades last month, i am there

adam, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 04:20 (two years ago) Permalink

holy cats these mixtapes are great

WRINKLEPAWSOME (sleeve), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 04:26 (two years ago) Permalink

like, really really great

thanks Milton

WRINKLEPAWSOME (sleeve), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 04:29 (two years ago) Permalink

I've only heard their 2014 release and these two long tracks are great

Dinsdale, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 07:14 (two years ago) Permalink

blowing my mind, been looking for music like this

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 20:33 (two years ago) Permalink

Guitars tuned in just intonation tunings Global. The next frontier ....

grandavis, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 21:04 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

finally got a copy of Max from HL's excellent solo album from last year, RED ANXIETY TRACERS, highly recommended, doesnt sound like HL, minimal noise/ music concrete i guess

flappy bird (spazzmatazz), Friday, 6 March 2015 02:21 (two years ago) Permalink

Max is about to do a tour on the west coast w Luminous Kudler after playing some Horse Lords gigs so if you dig him solo definitely check those out, I just caught his new set with his new modular-to-computer-and-back-again rig and it was really righteous

the tune was space, Friday, 6 March 2015 03:19 (two years ago) Permalink

I should prob nominate a song or two for the epics poll

the war on me (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 6 March 2015 18:01 (two years ago) Permalink

I voted for Who Taught You to Hate Yourself? in the 2012 tracks poll so maybe that one...

the war on me (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 6 March 2015 18:04 (two years ago) Permalink

Any info on the tour out there? Would love to catch him.

Tomás Piñon (Ryan), Friday, 6 March 2015 18:13 (two years ago) Permalink

Horse Lords play VASSAR college tonight, FYI

their Facebook tends to list these things, and max is @420_horchata on Twitter if you wanna see what he's up to

the tune was space, Friday, 6 March 2015 18:27 (two years ago) Permalink

Thanks! I might have to figure out how to swing a round trip to Olympia on Wednesday...

Tomás Piñon (Ryan), Friday, 6 March 2015 18:45 (two years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

http://horselords.bandcamp.com/album/hidden-cities-remix

remixes by the tune is space, Milton Parker, etc.

the album still rules and is in my regular rotation

sleeve, Thursday, 2 April 2015 22:03 (two years ago) Permalink

Great! Will get those tonight. "Outer East" is such a great track to play in the car, pedal to the metal at 10 minutes in :)
Who's Milton Parker on that list of remixers?

willem, Friday, 3 April 2015 09:24 (two years ago) Permalink

I can't say, sorry, just remembered that

sleeve, Friday, 3 April 2015 14:00 (two years ago) Permalink

Ha, ok, no problem.

willem, Friday, 3 April 2015 14:08 (two years ago) Permalink

Oh, need to check that out. Only recently heard the impressive album.

curmudgeon, Friday, 3 April 2015 14:27 (two years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

new album!

http://horselords.bandcamp.com/album/interventions

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Monday, 8 February 2016 15:20 (one year ago) Permalink

and a tour!
4/27 Philadelphia, PA TBA
4/28 TBA, TBA TBA
4/29 Brooklyn, NY TBA
4/30 Cambridge, MA Out of the Blue Gallery
5/1 Western, MA TBA
5/2 Annendale-on-Hudson, NY Smog
5/3 TBA TBA
5/4 Quebec City, QB TBA
5/5 Montreal, QB Brasserie Beaubien
5/6 Toronto, ON Feast in the East
5/7 Buffalo, NY Sugar City
5/8 Detroit, MI TBA
5/9 Chicago, IL Situations
5/11 Minneapolis, MN TBA
5/12 Lincoln, NE Tr33 H0use
5/13 Denver, CO Glob
5/14 Salt Lake City, UT Diabolical Records
5/16 Seattle, WA TBA
5/17 Portland, OR Human Flesh Body World
5/18 Arcata, CA Richard's Goat Tavern & Tea Room
5/19 Oakland, CA TBA
5/20 San Francisco, CA TBA
5/21 Los Angeles, CA TBA
5/22 Tiajuana, MX La Caja Fuerte
5/24 Los Angeles, CA Live on The Unwrinkled Ear KCHUNG
5/25 Tempe, AZ TBA
5/26 Santa Fe, NM Radical Abicus
5/27 Oklahoma City, OK TBA
5/28 Austin, TX TBA
5/30 New Orleans, LA TBA
5/31 Atlanta, GA TBA
6/1 Asheville, NC TBA
6/2 Virgiania Beach, VA Back Bay Brewery
6/3 Washington, DC TBA
6/4 Baltimore, MD TBA

tylerw, Monday, 8 February 2016 15:27 (one year ago) Permalink

Uggh, so pissed I missed them when they played Charlottesville. Why VA Beach? Didn't realize anyone played VA Beach ....

grandavis, Monday, 8 February 2016 15:33 (one year ago) Permalink

The preview clip from the new record is fucking sweet.

grandavis, Monday, 8 February 2016 15:39 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

FRIDAY, i have been jamming "truthers" on the regular, i am excited to see them play new stuff/hear the record

adam, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 15:55 (one year ago) Permalink

if you replace the Rs with Us, they are house louds

mandatory sex webinar (contenderizer), Wednesday, 27 April 2016 09:00 (one year ago) Permalink

http://www.npr.org/event/music/476020413/video-horse-lords-hypnotic-truthers-will-blast-your-noodle cool video. listened to the record on my commute this morning and it is very good indeed.

adam, Friday, 29 April 2016 15:23 (one year ago) Permalink

fuck, vinyl is sold out!

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Friday, 29 April 2016 15:26 (one year ago) Permalink

i gotta listen a bit more to these guys, something isn't quite clicking with me. but i trust you guys.

tylerw, Friday, 29 April 2016 15:41 (one year ago) Permalink

fuck, vinyl is sold out!

preordered a couple months back. hope i am not forgotten.

mandatory sex webinar (contenderizer), Friday, 29 April 2016 16:02 (one year ago) Permalink

and the first LP is surprisingly hard to track down these days

mandatory sex webinar (contenderizer), Friday, 29 April 2016 16:04 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah I've had that on my list for at least a year now, impossible

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Friday, 29 April 2016 16:05 (one year ago) Permalink

i almost ordered the vinyl last night (said their were 4 left) but held off ... surely they'll have someone at the merch table on tour, yah?

alpine static, Friday, 29 April 2016 16:45 (one year ago) Permalink

they are playing with friends of mine about 50 feet from my store on the 3rd of may. gonna buy all the records.

scott seward, Friday, 29 April 2016 16:49 (one year ago) Permalink

yes i hit the atm just now in order to raid the merch table tonight. i might buy a t shirt if they exist. the last band shirt i bought was napalm death.

adam, Friday, 29 April 2016 18:04 (one year ago) Permalink

this rules

global tetrahedron, Friday, 29 April 2016 18:14 (one year ago) Permalink

like, too good. i love it. can't wait to see them

global tetrahedron, Friday, 29 April 2016 19:03 (one year ago) Permalink

^^^

alpine static, Friday, 29 April 2016 19:06 (one year ago) Permalink

they were so great when i saw them last year, looking forward to seeing them again in a week or so
they're playing a diy venue which seems a little weird but w/e

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 29 April 2016 19:07 (one year ago) Permalink

oh man, guess I am gonna buy some FLAC files here

excited

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Friday, 29 April 2016 19:14 (one year ago) Permalink

rules

j., Friday, 29 April 2016 22:51 (one year ago) Permalink

V good.

Hi! I'm twice-coloured! (Sund4r), Saturday, 30 April 2016 00:56 (one year ago) Permalink

OK, wow, the lossless version sounds great imo.

Hi! I'm twice-coloured! (Sund4r), Saturday, 30 April 2016 14:34 (one year ago) Permalink

yes, it certainly does. listening now.

this is next-level, even better than Hidden Cities imo

drummer really shines on this so far

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Saturday, 30 April 2016 15:34 (one year ago) Permalink

ha was just listening to this and then surfed to ilx and saw this thread was at the top so i'll just add to the chorus that it's great

Mordy, Monday, 2 May 2016 00:43 (one year ago) Permalink

if y'all don't know that circular breathing sax dude is Andrew Bernstein who has a couple of excellent albums posted in the current time-travel thread, well, now you know.

alpine static, Monday, 2 May 2016 01:08 (one year ago) Permalink

It dawned on me that he had probably been to official Music School

Goucher College, acc. to LinkedIn

Hi! I'm twice-coloured! (Sund4r), Monday, 2 May 2016 02:33 (one year ago) Permalink

this stuff hasn't fully clicked for me but imma go see em on thursday, hoping it'll all come together in a live + really stoned context. Max Eilbacher's old band Needlegun played maybe my favourite crazypants diy set ever, blew me away on just like a random thursday night show i went to cause my friends were opening. and this thursdays show is at the same bar. unfortunately the opening arent my friends cool noise band but some jazz skronk wankers... bleh

de l'asshole (flopson), Monday, 2 May 2016 14:48 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah i like Horse Lords but Needlegun was my shit

some dude, Monday, 2 May 2016 14:55 (one year ago) Permalink

this riff \m/

de l'asshole (flopson), Monday, 2 May 2016 15:00 (one year ago) Permalink

my favorite needle gun set of the first iteration (mike, max, jack, gram):

flappy bird, Monday, 2 May 2016 15:58 (one year ago) Permalink

when i saw them it was way more rawk

de l'asshole (flopson), Monday, 2 May 2016 16:44 (one year ago) Permalink

re: two drummers and sax above, and this should be in the thread anyway. I think this is Wildcat Strike off the first record (and drum-->sax switch around 4min).

city worker, Monday, 2 May 2016 18:35 (one year ago) Permalink

scott seward, Friday, 6 May 2016 15:20 (one year ago) Permalink

great show

de l'asshole (flopson), Friday, 6 May 2016 15:24 (one year ago) Permalink

is that youtube ok to share?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 6 May 2016 16:01 (one year ago) Permalink

i could have driven to mass or vt to see them this past week but i am old and have to job :(

Francis Ford Cupola (contenderizer), Friday, 6 May 2016 16:05 (one year ago) Permalink

you can share that video as long as you give credit like this:

VIDEO COURTESY OF Sam PunkrockHobbit Jem Hadge

scott seward, Friday, 6 May 2016 16:12 (one year ago) Permalink

it's all that he asks really. and if you want to see almost every great weird show in western mass over the last couple of years, check out his channel.

scott seward, Friday, 6 May 2016 16:13 (one year ago) Permalink

Thanks, will do!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 6 May 2016 17:03 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah, tip appreciate, scott!

also, got my LP of this from the nice northern spy people today. came with an eye-scorching screenprint thing and looks boss.

Francis Ford Cupola (contenderizer), Friday, 6 May 2016 18:35 (one year ago) Permalink

unfortunately the opening arent my friends cool noise band but some jazz skronk wankers... bleh

It does seem like they could have used more help booking their tour. One of the places they are playing in the Bay Area is like, the worst place to see a show in the wanky-bad-free-improv no one shows up because it's boring places (as opposed to douchebro/overpriced drinks type worst places)

sarahell, Friday, 6 May 2016 19:02 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm a little concerned that the place they're playing in Seattle is way too small, given that the show will probably get written up in alt-weeklies as a can't-miss.

JoeStork, Friday, 6 May 2016 19:04 (one year ago) Permalink

^^ more proof of my theory.

sarahell, Friday, 6 May 2016 19:06 (one year ago) Permalink

To be fair it's a rad space and Andrew Bernstein played there a few weeks ago but they might be underestimating their audience.

JoeStork, Friday, 6 May 2016 19:09 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah, the band played this space in Oakland that I sometimes help my friends book when they toured out here last (two years ago?), but it can fit 50 ppl tops, and the friend who's on the lease would have had a major panic attack dealing with that many people and the "unwanted attention" that would attract as the space is basically a house.

sarahell, Friday, 6 May 2016 19:13 (one year ago) Permalink

they probably would have played at my store last year but i'm taking a break and the local music store across the street is doing regular shows. which is cool. i got a little burnt out on all the shows we had. the music store is in a HUGE old bank building with a big old safe and everything. two spots for music. the back for loud stuff and the main room with a zillion foot ceiling for quieter stuff. tony pasquarosa and pg six played that room 2 weeks ago.

my wife just rented the floor above my store though and i might use that in the future for music. it's 2000 square feet of space.

scott seward, Friday, 6 May 2016 19:35 (one year ago) Permalink

my friends neel (bromp treb) and ted, olivia, and matt (curse purse) opened for them here.

scott seward, Friday, 6 May 2016 19:36 (one year ago) Permalink

they were originally listed for a house show in Portland (I'm 99 percent sure), but have since bumped up to an appropriate/good venue.

alpine static, Friday, 6 May 2016 20:30 (one year ago) Permalink

they're playing a basement here on monday, which is likely to be way too small
although last year they opened for liturgy so they played a relatively normal venue (for liturgy)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 6 May 2016 20:37 (one year ago) Permalink

coincidentally, Zs are playing here yesterday and today

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 6 May 2016 20:38 (one year ago) Permalink

my friends neel (bromp treb) and ted, olivia, and matt (curse purse) opened for them here.

― scott seward, Friday, May 6, 2016 12:36 PM (1 hour ago)

I think I have met them too! i think they just played here in Oakland recently?

sarahell, Friday, 6 May 2016 20:46 (one year ago) Permalink

there weren't that many people at the show in Montreal. would have been a crowded basement show but a thin-to-regular draw for a thursday night at a bar. seemed poorly promoted (no involvement with major indie promoters, just a facebook event and a handscrawled poster in the 5-block vicinity of the venue) + we don't really have an anglophone alt-weekly anymore.

de l'asshole (flopson), Friday, 6 May 2016 20:52 (one year ago) Permalink

neel was recently in cali. you know chris and jess, no? they were all in fat worm together.

neel and curse purse just got back from europe. they played some shows together there. even iceland!

scott seward, Friday, 6 May 2016 21:05 (one year ago) Permalink

yes, and yes! wow!

sarahell, Friday, 6 May 2016 21:06 (one year ago) Permalink

i heard about the mpls show via a local music scene-y message board, wouldn't have seen it anywhere else. not sure how that poster even found out!

global tetrahedron, Friday, 6 May 2016 21:39 (one year ago) Permalink

GT - and it's not listed on the Eagles calendar, which looks fairly up to date. need confirmation, don't want to miss them.

by the light of the burning Citroën, Friday, 6 May 2016 22:25 (one year ago) Permalink

it's on the northern spy website with more info:
http://northernspyrecords.com/shows/

global tetrahedron, Friday, 6 May 2016 23:23 (one year ago) Permalink

cool, thx!

by the light of the burning Citroën, Friday, 6 May 2016 23:52 (one year ago) Permalink

i never reported back about this show! i am so glad it was at the diy space! what a fun experience and i was not the oldest person there or even the oldest woman. the only serious issue was that it was packed beyond reason, and i was standing about 12-15 in front of the bass/amp which was cranked to the point of drowning virtually everything else out. i thought maybe it was just me, but i asked around and that was not the case. from what i could hear, they sounded awesome and even played a short round of solos
good times

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 17 May 2016 20:36 (one year ago) Permalink

12-15 *feet, at the most

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 17 May 2016 20:36 (one year ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

Just started listening to this. Sounds v good so far: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Horse_Lords/Live_at_WFMU_on_Gateway_To_Joy_with_Donna_7262016/

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 21 December 2016 03:49 (five months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

New mixtape coming, new interview here:

http://thequietus.com/articles/21987-horse-lords-interview

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 16:42 (two months ago) Permalink

https://horselords.bandcamp.com/album/mixtape-iv

sleeve, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 16:45 (two months ago) Permalink

btw that WFMU set Sund4r links above is really good

sleeve, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 16:45 (two months ago) Permalink

anyone have a chance to see them with Roedelius & Wume last weekend? i keep wondering how that show was but i don't know anyone who went.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 16:47 (two months ago) Permalink

Wume are sick

flopson, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 16:57 (two months ago) Permalink

I didn't get to go to the show but it turned out not to be Horse Lords because one of them couldn't make it (they refuse to try and play their stuff a man down). The rest of them did a weird electronic set.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 17:06 (two months ago) Permalink

xxp

i was at that show. horse lords were doing a kind of different set than i've seen from them before. no drummer, +1 bagpiper. extra drone. bagpiper walked through the audience at one point making for a cool phasing effect.

Wume was solid as per usual.

Roedelius was great. i'd never heard his solo stuff, but it was basically a quiet, subtle, spacey, psych thing that you would expect from a dude from Kluster. he finished with some more straightforward, melodic keyboard pieces that were beautiful. good night out.

circa1916, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 17:08 (two months ago) Permalink

ah, ok, that would explain the different set.

xp

circa1916, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 17:09 (two months ago) Permalink

bagpiper!! i saw yoshi wada recently and he had a bagpipe and there was a full-regalia trad bagpiper too. i was sitting on the floor and when they walked into the room it was MAGICAL. amazing.

i love roedelius -- was wondering if he played more piano stuff or what. his compositions are so...idk how to put it...clear?

i don't blame them for not playing their horse lords material without a drummer -- it wouldn't sound like them anyway, so why try?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 17:34 (two months ago) Permalink

Quietus interview is very good thx Ned

flopson, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 17:34 (two months ago) Permalink

Happy to share it!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 17:39 (two months ago) Permalink

the show was sweet, horse lords initially dropped out but I'm glad they threw something together with only 2 days' notice. owen's guitar playing in particular was great. Roedelius' set was mostly laptop/electronics, with a bit of electric piano at the end. he was hilarious, stood up at the end of his set and said "So no one's going to bring me a Schnapps?" Then he took his iPhone out and made everyone give him a standing ovation as he filmed it lol

flappy bird, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 17:47 (two months ago) Permalink


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