Album artwork for The Common Task by Horse Lords

Horse Lords make music for the liberation of mind and body. The Baltimore quartet's new album The Common Task points to a utopian, modernist ideal, recalling as diverse a cohort as The Ex and Glenn Branca to raucous Saharan guitar music, Albert Ayler, and James Tenney. As evidenced by the album’s title, as well as songs like “Fanfare for Effective Freedom” and “People’s Park,” the band’s penchant for radical politics is especially accentuated on this release.

Horse Lords are the Pied Piper of experimental music and radical thought. Their music is unabashedly fun, and experiencing it in a live context is an experience of collective ecstasy, each body moving to its own notion of what the beat may be. By showing just how joyous it can be to imagine new futures and possibilities, by making us dance and howl with each tectonic shift, they show how dazzling the path towards utopia could be.

Horse Lords

The Common Task

Northern Spy Records
Album artwork for The Common Task by Horse Lords
CD

$14.99

Released 03/13/2020Catalog Number

CD-NS-124

Album artwork for The Common Task by Horse Lords
LP

$21.99

Black Vinyl

Released 03/13/2020Catalog Number

LP-NS-124

Horse Lords

The Common Task

Northern Spy Records
Album artwork for The Common Task by Horse Lords
CD

$14.99

Released 03/13/2020Catalog Number

CD-NS-124

Album artwork for The Common Task by Horse Lords
LP

$21.99

Black Vinyl

Released 03/13/2020Catalog Number

LP-NS-124

Horse Lords make music for the liberation of mind and body. The Baltimore quartet's new album The Common Task points to a utopian, modernist ideal, recalling as diverse a cohort as The Ex and Glenn Branca to raucous Saharan guitar music, Albert Ayler, and James Tenney. As evidenced by the album’s title, as well as songs like “Fanfare for Effective Freedom” and “People’s Park,” the band’s penchant for radical politics is especially accentuated on this release.

Horse Lords are the Pied Piper of experimental music and radical thought. Their music is unabashedly fun, and experiencing it in a live context is an experience of collective ecstasy, each body moving to its own notion of what the beat may be. By showing just how joyous it can be to imagine new futures and possibilities, by making us dance and howl with each tectonic shift, they show how dazzling the path towards utopia could be.