Stream New Band of Horses ‘Mirage Rock’

Posted: September 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Articles About Music | Tags: | Comments Off on Stream New Band of Horses ‘Mirage Rock’

The new Band of Horses album, Mirage Rock,  comes out next Tuesday, but you can listen to the entire album early right here.

Band of Horses Announce New Album: “Mirage Rock”

Posted: July 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Articles About Music | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

A few weeks back, we gave you a preview of a new Band of Horses song.  Today we bring you details of the new album and along with the first single from the record. Mirage Rock will be the name of the new album that is set to hit stores on September 18th via Sony Music. The album is set to follow up one of our favorite albums of 2010, Infinite Arms, and was produced by Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Glyn Johns (Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Ryan Adams). Along with the title, album art, and tracklist, I am also able to give you a listen to the first single, “Knock Knock”.

Mirage Rock Tracklist

1 – Knock Knock
2 – How To Live
3 – Slow Cruel Hands of Time
4 – A Little Biblical
5 – Shut-In Tourist
6 – Dumpster World
7 – Electric Music
8 – Everything’s Gonna Be Undone
9 – Feud
10 – Long Vows
11 – Heartbreak on the 101

Preview New Band of Horses Song: “Dumpster World”

Posted: June 27th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Articles About Music | Tags: , | Comments Off on Preview New Band of Horses Song: “Dumpster World”

Band of Horses released one of my favorite albums of 2010 with the melodic Infinite Arms. They have just announced that the follow-up to that incredible record will be released in September.  As of now, that is about all the details they have given. Other than this preview of a new song called that I am assuming will be on the yet untitled new album.  The new song is called “Dumpster World” and you can listen to it below.  The little bit they gives me the feeling they are yet another band that has been listening to a lot of Neil Young while writing their latest album.  I just seem to be hearing Young’s influence in a lot of records that are coming this year so far.  Not sure if I’m right on that one, but either way I am pretty excited for the new album.


Band of Horses Opens Infinite Possibilities

Posted: May 29th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Articles About Music | Tags: | 1 Comment »

After nearly two and a half years in the making, Infinite Arms reveals some noticeable advances in Band of Horses’ already expanding creativity.  Appropriately, the five-piece group took this creativity and ran in new directions.  Just before the release of their last album Cease to Begin, the band relocated from Seattle to lead singer Ben Bridwell’s native South Carolina; and this new physical direction inevitably brought about new musical directions.  Band of Horses has abandoned their catchy indie folk roots for a more wholesome Dixie drawl.  Their third album carries a brooding – almost homely – feel to it.  Written by Bridwell in a cabin in the Minnesota wilderness, the dozen songs making up Infinite Arms fluctuate between nagging sadness and giddy hopefulness.

A look at perhaps the worst track of the album, “Evening Kitchen,” ironically displays just how far this band has come.  The song is at best heartfelt and at worst just mediocre, not necessarily skippable though; this speaks volumes of how much effort Band of Horses has thrown into this one release.  The songs with the most country influence include “Factory,” “Older,” and “Neighbor.”  The Southern undertones strangely seem to add to the songs’ quality instead of taking away from it.  Clear splits from the widespread melancholy are “Dilly” and “NW Apt.”  These tracks keenly echo the group’s alt-rock origins, forming distinctly optimistic breaks.  One song sticks out for odd reasons; it is a bit difficult to take “Blue Beard” seriously when the polyphonic breakdown sounds too much like the hilarious Anchorman rendition of “Afternoon Delight”.  The all-important best song though is a tossup between the first single, “Compliments,” and the title track, “Infinite Arms.”  Although the former is catchier and better written, the layering techniques and genuine nature noises throughout the latter show telltale signs of higher production skills and focus.

Formerly insulted as “Fleet Foxes plus reverb,” Band of Horses can now claim a truly unique sound.  Any listener can hear in this new sound a heightened love for nature.  These five men are no tree huggers, but with their move to the South came a deep harmony with all things outdoors.  The fact that the band assigned a separate Chris Wilson nature photograph and hand-drawn illustration for every single song exhibits their fresh attention toward image and detail.  With focus and natural talent comes amazing results.  Although not infinite, Band of Horses’ abilities will take them far.