Friday, September 14, 2007

Band Of Horses - New Album

Band of Horses was formed by Ben Bridwell (guitar, vocals) and Mat Brooke (guitar) in 2004 after the break-up of their previous band, Carissa's Wierd. The group initially got attention from Sub Pop records after opening for Iron & Wine in Seattle area shows. In 2005, the band released their debut EP, Band of Horses Tour EP, which was sold exclusively at shows and on Sub Pop's website. Their debut full-length, Everything All the Time was recorded in 2005 with producer Phil Ek and released on March 21, 2006 to generally good reviews.

On July 13, 2006, Band of Horses appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman sans Brooke. As of July 25, 2006, Mat Brooke left Band of Horses to focus more on his other band, Grand Archives, who had also signed to Sub Pop. The band's second album, Cease to Begin, is slated for release on October 9 2007. Lead singer Ben Bridwell said about the album in an interview: "I guess the first record had some kind of country-ish leanings and things [but] I think there’s maybe a little bit more of [that] feeling on it, a little more down-home, I guess, and not so much indie rock." The first track "Is There a Ghost" was made available for download on their MySpace page on August 28th. Highly Recommended!

Band Of Hoses - Is There A Ghost
Band Of Horses @ MySpace

Simian - Chemistry Is What We Are !!!
Buffalo Tom - Big Red Letter Day + Sleepy Eyed !!!
Bright Eyes - Fevers & Mirrors + I'm Wide Awake It's Morning + Cassadaga (2007)
Feist - The Reminder (2007)
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky (2007)
Oh Laura - A Song Inside My Head, A Demon In My Bed (2007)
Sophie Zelmani - Memory Loves You (2007)
+ Placebo, Coldplay, Björk, Belle & Sebastian, Arctic Monkeys, Antony & The Johnsons, Razorlight,
Regina Spector, Nikola Sarcevic, The Flaming Lips, My Morning Jacket, Black Lips, etc.
Elliott Smith - X.O.
Animal Collective - Feels
God Speed You Black Emperor - Yanqui U.X.O.
+ M. Ward, Fischerspooner, Blonde Redhead, etc.
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
Belle & Sebastian, Kaiser Chiefs, Hot Hot Heat, Kings Of Leon, etc.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

seen band of H perform couple of months ago & was eager to hear the new songs recorded - found it "somewhere" AND IT'S BRILLIANT
but still : i'll buy it to support these guys financially / they're still indie enough to "get my help"


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