Formed in 2004 Band of Horses are Ben Bridwell (vocals, guitar), Rob Hampton (guitar/bass) and Creighton Barrett (drums). ‘The Funeral’ is Band of Horses’ first
‘The Funeral’ is one of many highlights from Band Of Horses’ warmly received debut album Everything All The Time, released in the
Band of Horses formed in 2004, after the dissolution of Bridwell’s much-loved previous band Carissa’s Wierd, in which he played drums. Bridwell had never written a song of his own until the band broke up, when he was back home for Christmas in South Carolina, and formed Band of Horses to flesh out these nascent compositions with former Carissa’s Wierd bandmate Mat Brooke: “It was really just a natural thing we started doing”, explains Bridwell. Extensive touring with their old friends Iron & Wine brought the band to the attention of Sub Pop, and Everything All The Time was recorded shortly afterwards in Seattle with producer Phil Ek (The Shins, Built to Spill, Modest Mouse).
Everything All the Time is an album painted gorgeously in fragile highs and lows, edging towards solemnity but with bright textures always championing through the darkness. Band of Horses craft intelligent, classic movements within their songs that result in a perfect balance of desperation and hope, calmness and mania, love and fear.
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“Rather lovely music: all widescreen swell and sweet, pained harmonies, with a Flaming Lips-style skewed pop undertow…epic” – NME
“Warm and trenchant enough to defrost even the coldest heart” – Uncut
“A record like a warm embrace, transmitting both succour and cosmic regret through sense impressions rather than mere words.” – The Observer
“Whether cranked up high or turned down low, this music has a scrappy majesty…glorious” – Blender
“An album that’s easy to get lost in and even easier to love” - Pitchfork
Band of Horses are Ben Bridwell (vocals, guitar), Rob Hampton (guitar/bass) and Creighton Barrett (drums).
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