Horse Lords

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i have a huge crush on Max Eilbacher

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

two months pass...

best US band of the decade?

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


serious question

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

who are even still the other bands

j., Friday, 5 April 2019 20:44 (eight 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 (eight 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.

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

xp so jealous

ll otm, they def have "chops"

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

This is not to suggest that they do not rock

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

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

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

yeah, i would expect as much—but still

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

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