You’re reading this, which means you’re on our website, so chances are you like to talk music…and who can blame you?! But if you end up in a discussion about the power of music with the members of Horse Lords you may very quickly find yourself in waaay over your head.
Since getting started in the early 2010s, this Baltimore four-piece has stayed faithful to the mission of avant-garde experimentation, incorporating echoes of traditional African and Appalachian music, layered polyrhythms, carefully constructed synth tones, and unconventional tuning methods on heavily-modified instruments. On the upcoming LP The Common Task, Horse Lords pushes the boundaries of experimental rock even further than on their widely-lauded 2016 record Interventions, inviting in more electronic elements and discarding overused songwriting formulas to push their radical ideology. The Common Task is out on Friday, and you can enter the headspace early with the reggae-dub-drenched “People’s Park”!