As the Horse Lords + Matmos US tour wraps up, positive reviews begin to roll in. The L.A. Times music blog Pop and Hiss referred to the performance at the Masonic Cemetery as “stunning.”
Likewise, The L.A. based music/travel blog Restless Cities said that Horse Lords’ music “would be problematic if not done with skill,” adding that there was “just the right amount of cowbell.”
Horse Lords and Matmos return home to Baltimore with a show at the 14K Cabaret on Tuesday.
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Check out some excellent footage of Ehse On Ice! Ehse friend Tiffany Seal grabbed some video right after Lexie Mountain Boys’ set with DJ Asa Osbourne spinning audio in the background. Additionally, thanks to performers Ed Shrader’s Music Beat and Marcel du Swamp, and everyone who came out to enjoy the ice.
Horse Lords received acclaim from the Chicago Reader this week in preparation for their upcoming tour with Matmos. The Reader says that “[Horse Lords'] music comes together so organically that it transcends expectations.”
Check out the review in its entirety here!
The Horse Lords/Matmos tour kicks off this week with a show at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. View the dates here!
English reviewer Terrascope calls Leo Svirsky’s Songs in the Key of Survival “a thoughtful and engaging collection that needs attention,” adding “this is an album for people seeking a deeper musical experience.”
Horse Lords received equal props from Terrascope — “The more you play this the better it becomes, even more so with lights out and headphones on, strap-in and have fun.”
Full reviews from Terrascope here!
Secret Secrets will be featured on an upcoming compilation entitled MUU FOR EARS 11. The MUU Artists Association is an artist run, Finnish interdisciplinary artist association, founded in 1987 to represent and promote new and experimental forms of art. Check out Secret Secrets’ previous releases here.
For more on MUU click here.
Leo Svirsky has received acclaim from a few reviewers in the past couple of weeks. Dusted Magazine’s Still Single blog refers to Songs in the Key of Survival as “unafraid.”
All About Jazz took on the album as well, referring to it as “earnest and unaffected.” Mark Corroto goes on to describe Songs in the Key of Survival as “both meditative and enlightening.”
Brian Olewnick of the Just Outside blog (and Keith Rowe biographer) calls the album “a very enjoyable recording, ably achieving its goal of political art-song, no mean feat, and offering a complicated, unique voice besides.”
Ami Dang will be performing at TEDxBaltimore along side other artists, innovators, and community leaders. TEDxBaltimore hosts a forum for identifying, discussing, and building Baltimore’s foundation. The event will take place at Morgan State University on Friday, January 25th from 9am-5pm. More details here.
Horse Lords will be hitting the road with electronic/musique concrète duo Matmos next month. Check out the dates below and click here to see a video of Horse Lords and Matmos playing a Buzzcocks cover together.
2/11 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge *
2/12 Boston, MA – The Sinclair*
2/13 Montreal, QC – Il Motore*
2/15 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle*
2/16 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Centre*
2/19 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
2/20 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
2/21 Vancouver, BC – Media Club *
2/24 San Francisco, CA – Public Works*
2/25 Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Cemetery*
* with Horse Lords
Horse Lords received acclaims from Viva-Radio blog’s “What you need Wednesdays.” Read more here. They’ll be embarking on their tour with Matmos in February. Dates soon to come.
Leo Svirsky will be making an appearance on the NPR show Maryland Morning on Tuesday, January 8th. Maryland Morning begins at 9:30am and ends at 10:00am. The show will be archived on the website here afterward so if you miss it or want to hear it again, it’ll still be available for your listening pleasure.