House Lords. Photo courtesy of Northern Spy.

 

House Lords, out of Baltimore, have dropped the first single and video for their forthcoming album The Common Task. “People’s Park” is a loosely-moving song that pops with angular rhythm like math rock with incorrect equations. The song’s title comes from a neighborhood park established in Chicago’s Lincoln Park by the Young Lords, a Latinx liberation organization.

 

 

In the video director Corey Hughes captures teenagers skating in semi-unison curlicues in the ice rink. Dressed in all-black they glide across the surface before a backdrop of foggy winter woods. The scene is somber, but there is freedom found in body’s motion. Their movements fall in and out of sync with the rickety jam. “People’s Park,” like most of House Lords’ work, is minimalist, capturing the house instruments propelled by a rascally rhythm. Their aim is to shake the listener’s head around a little.

The Common Task will be released on March 13 by Northern Spy. Their east coast tour will begin the day before in Baltimore, Maryland. Learn more about the band here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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