Horse Lords – “Bending To The Lash” (Stereogum Premiere)

Horse Lords – “Bending To The Lash” (Stereogum Premiere)

Avant-garde Baltimore band Horse Lords have released “Bending To The Lash,” a song off their upcoming album Interventions. The song is a mind-bending whirlwind of altered instruments that travels between treads of perplexing polyrhythms. “Bending To The Lash” begins with bouncing, consistent drums and bass juxtaposed with a guitar that seems to have a mind of its own, creating a danceable rhythm that engulfs the track in its hypnotism. Eventually, a saxophone lends the song an unconventional, jazzy flare. It crescendos into an explosive moment that leads into an even funkier beat made up of a variety of unique honks, beeps, and dings. While “Bending To The Lash” is just one song, it feels like a dynamic experimental art project within itself. Listen below.

Check out Horse Lords on tour:

04/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits
04/28 Middletown, CT @ Wesleyan Univeristy
04/29 Brooklyn, NY @ The Market Hotel
04/30 Cambridge, MA @ Out of the Blue Gallery
05/01 Pawtucket, RI @ Machines with Magnets
05/02 Annendale-on-Hudson, NY @ Smog
05/03 Greenfield, MA @ Replay
05/04 Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House
05/05 Montreal, QB @ Brasserie Beaubien
05/06 Toronto, ON @ Anchored Social Club
05/07 Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City
05/08 Detroit, MI @ Trinosophes
05/09 Chicago, IL @ Situations
05/10 Madison, WI @ Williamson Magnetic
05/11 Minneapolis, MN @ Eagles Club
05/12 Lincoln, NE @ Tree House
05/13 Denver, CO @ Glob
05/14 Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
05/16 Seattle, WA @ Hollow Earth Radio
05/17 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
05/18 Arcata, CA @ Richard’s Goat Tavern & Tea Room
05/19 San Francisco, CA @ The Luggage Store
05/20 Oakland, CA @ TBA
05/21 Los Angeles, CA @ Non Plus Ultra
05/22 Tiajuana, MX @ Hostal Pangea
05/24 Los Angeles, CA @ Live on The Unwrinkled Ear KCHUNG
05/25 Tempe, AZ @ TBA
05/26 Santa Fe, NM @ Radical Abicus
05/27 Norman, OK @ Opolis
05/28 Austin, TX @ Museum of Human Acheivement
05/30 New Orleans, LA @ BBQ
05/31 Atlanta, GA @ 529
06/01 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
06/02 Virgiania Beach, VA @ Back Bay Brewery
06/03 Washington, DC @ Union Arts
06/04 Baltimore, MD @ Floristree

Interventions is out 4/29 via Northern Spy Records. Pre-order it here.

Horse Lords
CREDIT: Theo Anthony

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