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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 (four years ago) link

sold

WRINKLEPAWSOME (sleeve), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 02:08 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

going to see them next week at union pool

calstars, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 03:40 (four years ago) link

"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 (four years ago) link

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

adam, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 04:20 (four years ago) link

holy cats these mixtapes are great

WRINKLEPAWSOME (sleeve), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 04:26 (four years ago) link

like, really really great

thanks Milton

WRINKLEPAWSOME (sleeve), Wednesday, 28 January 2015 04:29 (four years ago) link

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

Dinsdale, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 07:14 (four years ago) link

blowing my mind, been looking for music like this

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 20:33 (four years ago) link

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

grandavis, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 21:04 (four years ago) link

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l6k9HXFdeM

flappy bird (spazzmatazz), Friday, 6 March 2015 02:21 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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

Tomás Piñon (Ryan), Friday, 6 March 2015 18:13 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

I can't say, sorry, just remembered that

sleeve, Friday, 3 April 2015 14:00 (four years ago) link

Ha, ok, no problem.

willem, Friday, 3 April 2015 14:08 (four years ago) link

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

curmudgeon, Friday, 3 April 2015 14:27 (four years ago) link

ten months pass...

new album!

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

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Monday, 8 February 2016 15:20 (three years ago) link

!!

I'm currently in an online essential oil class! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 8 February 2016 15:24 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

The preview clip from the new record is fucking sweet.

grandavis, Monday, 8 February 2016 15:39 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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

mandatory sex webinar (contenderizer), Wednesday, 27 April 2016 09:00 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

fuck, vinyl is sold out!

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Friday, 29 April 2016 15:26 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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

mandatory sex webinar (contenderizer), Friday, 29 April 2016 16:04 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

this rules

global tetrahedron, Friday, 29 April 2016 18:14 (three years ago) link

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

global tetrahedron, Friday, 29 April 2016 19:03 (three years ago) link

^^^

alpine static, Friday, 29 April 2016 19:06 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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

excited

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Friday, 29 April 2016 19:14 (three years ago) link

rules

j., Friday, 29 April 2016 22:51 (three years ago) link

V good.

Hi! I'm twice-coloured! (Sund4r), Saturday, 30 April 2016 00:56 (three years ago) link

OK, wow, the lossless version sounds great imo.

Hi! I'm twice-coloured! (Sund4r), Saturday, 30 April 2016 14:34 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

there are two!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Saturday, 30 April 2016 16:43 (three years ago) link

at least there were when i saw them
one holding down the fort and the other one who did more intricate stuff and had at least one cowbell

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Saturday, 30 April 2016 16:44 (three years ago) link

yes, and yes! wow!

sarahell, Friday, 6 May 2016 21:06 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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

global tetrahedron, Friday, 6 May 2016 23:23 (three years ago) link

cool, thx!

by the light of the burning Citroën, Friday, 6 May 2016 23:52 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

12-15 *feet, at the most

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 17 May 2016 20:36 (three years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 years ago) link

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

sleeve, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 16:45 (two years ago) link

btw that WFMU set Sund4r links above is really good

sleeve, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 16:45 (two years ago) link

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 years ago) link

Wume are sick

flopson, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 16:57 (two years ago) link

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 years ago) link

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 years ago) link

ah, ok, that would explain the different set.

xp

circa1916, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 17:09 (two years ago) link

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 years ago) link

Quietus interview is very good thx Ned

flopson, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 17:34 (two years ago) link

Happy to share it!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 17:39 (two years ago) link

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 years ago) link

one year passes...

really digging Mixtape IV right now, looking forward to whatever they do next.

sleeve, Thursday, 16 August 2018 19:14 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

the 1st album and Mixtape #1 are on Bandcamp now

sleeve, Thursday, 27 December 2018 19:50 (nine months ago) link

Playing on a bill with Mdou Moctar in DC next week.

curmudgeon, Friday, 4 January 2019 04:46 (nine months ago) link

oh man, what a bill. wish those two would tour the whole country together.

alpine static, Friday, 4 January 2019 04:48 (nine months ago) link

otm! that sounds amazing.

sleeve, Friday, 4 January 2019 15:05 (nine months ago) link

prolly gonnna go to that

flappy bird, Friday, 4 January 2019 17:02 (nine months ago) link

I went. A good show. Alright, some Horse Lords tunes got a little too out there for me, but others I liked. Was seeing Mdou again and he did not disappoint

curmudgeon, Thursday, 10 January 2019 04:29 (nine months ago) link

i have a huge crush on Max Eilbacher

flopson, Thursday, 10 January 2019 04:41 (nine months ago) link

I didn't go, had to work. missed Mdou here again, too. ohwell nexttime

flappy bird, Thursday, 10 January 2019 04:45 (nine months ago) link

Sorry. Next time. Horse Lords introduced 1 song by saying “you’ve never heard this one before.”

curmudgeon, Thursday, 10 January 2019 15:11 (nine months ago) link

two months pass...

best US band of the decade?

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Friday, 5 April 2019 03:27 (six months ago) link

bump

serious question

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Friday, 5 April 2019 19:21 (six months ago) link

idk probably? certainly one of the only US rock bands i have had much interest in this decade

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 5 April 2019 20:41 (six months ago) link

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

― tylerw, Friday, April 29, 2016 3:41 PM (two years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

haha, this is still kinda how i feel.

tylerw, Friday, 5 April 2019 20:43 (six months ago) link

who are even still the other bands

j., Friday, 5 April 2019 20:44 (six months ago) link

I really like them, especially live. Got to see a double bill of Horse Lords and Mdou Moctar and I must say that was a helluva show.

grandavis, Friday, 5 April 2019 20:47 (six months ago) link

i like their double drummer setup and rhythmic complexity
and this sounds dismissive but i don't mean it that way at all since i am uneducated formally -- they seem very well educated in playing music. when i saw them a while ago, someone remarked that they sounded like they had "gone to school" and that was my exact impression upon seeing them the first time too. no one gets to play drums that precisely and also learn the circular breathing technique for the saxophone just sitting in their basement alone.

https://baltimorefishbowl.com/stories/on-first-solo-outing-saxophonist-andrew-bernstein-breaks-music-down-to-the-fundamentals/

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 5 April 2019 20:48 (six months ago) link

xp so jealous

ll otm, they def have "chops"

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Friday, 5 April 2019 20:50 (six months ago) link

Oh yeah they are working with tools and ideas, not "jamming" or rocking out. I think your enjoyment of them probably depends on how wired you are for the set of tools, which I am particularly wired for!

grandavis, Friday, 5 April 2019 20:55 (six months ago) link

This is not to suggest that they do not rock

grandavis, Friday, 5 April 2019 20:55 (six months ago) link

seems like they have chosen to express more complicated musical ideas in the idiom of "rock music" because that means more people have the opportunity to understand it/enjoy it bc they are familiar with the sonic vocabulary (tools) of rock music. it could open people's ears and minds to hearing more non-rock music. that's nice.

gotta say though -- seeing them perform >>> listening to their recordings
for me
i like to see + hear what they are doing. i've seen them...3x? i think?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 5 April 2019 20:59 (six months ago) link

Oh yeah, live is best! Really cool to see the two drummers in action, as well as the other stuff going on of course. Seems that that first statement is right on too based on something or other I have read. Always interested in people using common frameworks (i.e. "rock band") to sneak other things in. Fun way to work.

grandavis, Friday, 5 April 2019 21:07 (six months ago) link

I dunno I mean I haven't seen them live but I just love all the Mixtapes, and those are definitely not something built for a live translation - I think they excel in both arenas (live & studio)

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Friday, 5 April 2019 21:08 (six months ago) link

btw Mixtape IV totally rules if y'all have not heard it yet

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Friday, 5 April 2019 21:09 (six months ago) link

must be a mother to remember how to play all their tunes

j., Sunday, 7 April 2019 23:44 (six months ago) link

they don't play them exactly the same every time, they discussed that in some interview. and having a weirdly tuned just intonation guitar probably doesn't hurt

global tetrahedron, Monday, 8 April 2019 01:01 (six months ago) link

yeah, i would expect as much—but still

j., Monday, 8 April 2019 01:02 (six months ago) link

saw them live, it was excellent

showed them to a friend via bandcamp

said friend is a drummer nerd who studied percussion in ghana and plays in an almost-famous neo-afrobeat outfit.

he listened to them for like two months straight, exclusively.

i am not “educated”

they are not a rock band to me but i love them

budo jeru, Monday, 8 April 2019 03:39 (six months ago) link


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