Horse Lords’ debut LP, released this September by Ehse Records, is fantastic. Today’s track, “Wildcat Strike,” forms the first half of the album, which comprises two sidelong cuts.

Andrew Bernstein, Max Eilbacher, Owen Gardner, and Sam Haberman had played in various experimental groups in Baltimore before forming Horse Lords—Bernstein, Gardner and Eilbacher had previously played together in Teeth Mountain (check out this review in the Baltimore City Paper for more background on the band’s early days). Ehse’s blurb about the record probably puts it better than I could, so I’ll quote it: “The band transmutes experimental tactics (polyrhythm, arcane tunings and modular synthesis) into direct, muscular and surprisingly funky songs.”

If you like it, head over to Ehse’s site where you can freely stream and download all of the labels releases; they’re also available for purchase on LP and CDr.

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