Horse Lords

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i have a huge crush on Max Eilbacher

flopson, Thursday, 10 January 2019 04:41 (one year ago) link

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

flappy bird, Thursday, 10 January 2019 04:45 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

best US band of the decade?

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


serious question

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

who are even still the other bands

j., Friday, 5 April 2019 20:44 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

xp so jealous

ll otm, they def have "chops"

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

This is not to suggest that they do not rock

grandavis, Friday, 5 April 2019 20:55 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

j., Sunday, 7 April 2019 23:44 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

yeah, i would expect as much—but still

j., Monday, 8 April 2019 01:02 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...

The Squalls Of Hate (sleeve), Thursday, 23 January 2020 06:30 (seven months ago) link


j., Thursday, 23 January 2020 07:17 (seven months ago) link


alpine static, Thursday, 23 January 2020 07:18 (seven months ago) link

just preordered the everloving shit outta this

warn me about a lurking rake (One Eye Open), Thursday, 23 January 2020 13:30 (seven months ago) link

excellent excellent news

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 23 January 2020 16:00 (seven months ago) link

they're one of the many reasons I'm stoked for Long Play in NYC

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Thursday, 23 January 2020 16:14 (seven months ago) link

The promo was in my inbox this afternoon. It’s good.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Thursday, 23 January 2020 17:54 (seven months ago) link

Hope I get to see them live again soon. It has been too long.

grandavis, Friday, 24 January 2020 15:58 (seven months ago) link


budo jeru, Friday, 24 January 2020 16:02 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...


ogmor, Friday, 13 March 2020 14:08 (six months ago) link

seriously! still wrapping my head around this, feels like part of their continuum from the start and very cohesive but also some startlingly cool additions

global tetrahedron, Friday, 13 March 2020 14:42 (six months ago) link

deep horse lords

i had high expectations but my initial listen makes me think they've been surpassed

ogmor, Friday, 13 March 2020 15:01 (six months ago) link

can't wait to get home and crank this at high volume!

sleeve, Friday, 13 March 2020 16:08 (six months ago) link

this is great, of course

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Friday, 13 March 2020 16:10 (six months ago) link

it's another one of these bands (like with Ahleuchatistas' Arrebato album) where I realise I don't really have an aversion to math rock when it's done like this.

calzino, Friday, 13 March 2020 16:38 (six months ago) link

i mean this is just wonderful, ecstatic energy and creativity. i love it

global tetrahedron, Friday, 13 March 2020 22:27 (six months ago) link

the last ~5 minutes of the closing track definitely has quotations of previous material. kind of a good trick for them to do

global tetrahedron, Friday, 13 March 2020 22:49 (six months ago) link

Saw them live a few years ago at a sit down venue and they had the bagpipes. I think they suggested to close your eyes (? memory’s shaky here, but people had eyes closed) and the bagpipe guy played while walked around the room. Some cool psych phasing going on.

circa1916, Saturday, 14 March 2020 01:39 (six months ago) link

Was supposed to see them tonight in bk but we're living in a nightmare so going to buy the vinyl/merch instead. Fucking awesome band and amazing album.

gman59, Saturday, 14 March 2020 17:22 (six months ago) link

they made awesome shirts for the new record but they’re completely sold out on bandcamp :/

budo jeru, Monday, 16 March 2020 04:54 (six months ago) link

They already are on pressing #2 of the record I believe, they would re-up the shirts I imagine too if they sold out that fast. Especially as they aren't even getting to tour it for a while.

grandavis, Monday, 16 March 2020 20:42 (six months ago) link

this is exactly the record I was hoping it'd be. definitely going to be cranking this a ton over the next few weeks of quarantine

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Monday, 16 March 2020 22:33 (six months ago) link


also, horse lords twitter confirms new round of shirts on the way

budo jeru, Monday, 16 March 2020 22:44 (six months ago) link

Cool, figured. Hope you get one.

grandavis, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 02:04 (six months ago) link

Listening to this for the first time right now and fuck am I grinning at how fucking great this is. This is what I need right now. This, and wine.

kraudive, Saturday, 21 March 2020 21:38 (five months ago) link

Oh yeah, so good.

Sund4r, Saturday, 21 March 2020 22:57 (five months ago) link

WOW, this is fantastic stuff.

jmm, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 13:43 (five months ago) link

listening to this on weed in the dark last night was wild. It's like a science fiction movie

Chief Kyiv, Saturday, 4 April 2020 00:03 (five months ago) link

two months pass...

Our long out of print 2014 NNA Tapes LP Hidden Cities has been repressed! Available on Bandcamp starting tonight at midnight.

sleeve, Saturday, 6 June 2020 01:54 (three months ago) link

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