Baltimore experimental rock quartet Horse Lords are back with a new record entitled Comradely Objects. Two years after their last studio album, The Common Task, Andrew Bernstein, Max Eilbacher, Owen Gardner and Sam Haberman have been working on their fifth full length which will be released through RVNG Intl. this Autumn.
Comradely Objects takes its title from Christina Kiaer’s Imagine No Possessions: The Socialist Objects of Russian Constructivism. The band comments:
“The comradely object should promote collective, egalitarian ideals. They tended toward simple, unadorned forms that emphasized utility and foregrounded the material. Comradely Objects works through what this means for the material of sound, for music, for the album, and for artistic production in the 21st century.”
Described as “an alloy of erudite influences and approaches given frenetic gravity in pursuit of a united musical and political vision”, their upcoming album “presents the most sublime document yet of the band’s ongoing interrogation of aesthetic and social form, purpose, and intent, alongside note, beat, and raw sound.”
Alongside the album news, Horse Lords have shared ‘Mess Mend’, an exciting and delirious introduction to the new album. The single comes with a gorgeous hand drawn animated video directed by Karen Yasinsky. Watch it below and watch out for the album release on November 4th.
In other related good news, Horse Lords will be presenting their new album across Europe in November. Check out the list of dates here which includes a show at Le Guess Who? Festival in Utrecht on November 13th, performing as part of both clipping. and Animal Collective’s curated bills.