♫♪  Horse Lords - Hidden Cities [album stream]

2014: Year Of The Horse (Lords)

Personality: Horse Lords possess unmatched exuberance, intelligence, and a zest for life. Horse Lords are outgoing and ingenious communicators: real people-people-horses. Venerated as one of Baltimore’s proudest art-rock poster-colts, these ecclesical equines are well-liked among friends and respected by coworkers for their wit, charm and use of many saxophones.

Forecast: All things are in flux in 2014 for the Horse Lords; they are experiencing a “Life Without Dead Time”, an unstable place where primitive patterns and conservatory musicianship intersect, and they will do well to remember Rock and its Subsets and Variants as they continue to hoof it on their musical journey.

Keep an even tempo, pay attention to the reeds of others and stick to what is just (intonation). Witness in angular “Outer East” with its circular drum strokes and squawking horns how the Lords stoke out a fire from the smoldering embers of “Halleluwah” and harness it for a visceral display of horse power.

For good health (and the survival of your band), depend on harmonious company: “Macaw” shows strength in numbers as muscular bodies gallop and chomp at the proverbial bit over unfolding contrapuntal loops.

For good fortune, squirrel away your savings: “Tent City” hides the tinkertoy timbres of freak folk behind a piercing golden drone.

Be careful not to make costly investments in synthesizers, because “All That Is Solid” will probably liquefy them to a pulp.

Diversify, and remain righteous, as the Horse Lords do. Only then may you access the Hidden Cities. Or you can just stream the album below right now.

Available now on NNA Tapes. Financial fortunes will change wildly in 2014, so be sure to pony up for this one.

11.05.14 - Baltimore, MD - The Crown
11.06.14 - Queens, NY - Trans-Pecos
11.07.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Hazzard Hall
11.08.14 - Boston, MA - (Hasslefest) Cuisine en Locale
11.09.14 - Worcester, MA - The Firehouse
11.10.14 - Annandale-on-Hudson, NY - Bard College
11.11.14 - Winooski, VT - The Monkey House
11.12.14 - Montreal, QC - Brasserie Beaubien
11.13.14 - Toronto, ON - The Central
11.14.14 - Oberlin, OH - Oberlin College
11.15.14 - Chicago, IL - The Observatory
11.17.14 - Louisville, KY - The New Vintage
11.18.14 - Nashville, TN - Elberta House
11.19.14 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt
11/20.14 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
11/21.14 - Boone, NC - NBHQ
11.22.14 - Durham, NC - Chateau Moby Dick
11.23.14 - Washington, D.C. - Union Arts

• Horse Lords: https://soundcloud.com/horse-lords
• NNA Tapes: http://nnatapes.com

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