Horse Lords, Parlour, Keenan Lawler

Horse Lords

Horse Lords is a quartet from Baltimore, MD. Combining their shared experiences in experimental music with popular forms, they craft long form pieces that are at once trance inducing, ecstatic, and rhythmically compelling. The group consists of members of the groups Teeth Mountain, Black Vatican, and Needle Gun, and touring members of The Dan Deacon Ensemble and Matmos.

PARLOUR originally began as a solo project from Tim Furnish following the mid-90s dissolution of Crain – the seminal Louisville rock group he co-founded in the late ’80s. PARLOUR evokes “A unique combination of interweaving guitar shards… driven by a dark, relentless rhythm section.” Their most recent album, Simulacrenfield (released on Temporary Residence), was one of our favorites of 2010 and an instant classic.

Keenan Lawler

Keenan Lawler is a Louisville Kentucky based musician,sound artist, improviser and composer.For nearly thirty years he has been a restless explorer of sound from rock to electro- acoustic improvisation and many points in between. Since the late nineties he is best known for developing a highly idiosyncratic difficult to categorize language on the metal bodied resonator guitar fueled by minimalism,blues,asian and african musics,ancient and modern classical, psychedelia and jazz.

Lawler is known for solo performances and recordings and also as a collaborator and perfomer working with a diverse range of like-minded artists among them: Matmos, Rhys Chatham ensembles, Charlambides, Pelt, My Morning Jacket, Tatsuya Nakatani ,Paul K and the Weathermen,Connor Bell, Mike Tamburo and the Universal Orchestra of Pituitary Knowledge,David Watson, Helena Espvall,Lukas Ligeti, Ut Gret, Ignaz Schick, John Butcher, Susan Alcorn, Jozef van Wissem, Tim Barnes.

Lawler's music can be found on such labels as Important,Tompkins Square,New American Folk Hero, Music Fellowship, Rebis, Eclipse and Table of the Elements who released the acclaimed,"Music for the Bluegrass States".

He performs live regularly and has participated in such festivals as High Zero, Fantastic Voyagers, Avantronics, Time of Rivers, Nutstock,Greetings Fellow Pickers,Transmissions,Terrastock 7, Wintervoid2, Table of the Elements Bohrium, Boomslang,Louisville Experimental Fest and New Music for Early Instruments.

His sound art has been presented in PS1 Brooklyn, Henry Art Seattle.and via collaboration with artists Thaniel Ion Lee, Sandra Gibson Valerie Fuchs and Russell Hulsey.

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