Venue: Marie Antoinette
In the interests of full disclosure, Horse Lords are weird. Listening to their 2016 Interventions can feel a little like stumbling home backwards after an all-nighter wearing nothing but broken 3D glasses. But they are good. Math rock doesn’t quite do the band justice as the sax wails against your ear drums and the bass feels as though it’s trying to bore a hole through your lower stomach. All the way from Baltimore, they deserve a good showing from the Berlin crowd. Support comes from Brooklyn-based Cloud Becomes Your Hand, whose proggy space music is a perfect primer.