Posted in music on March 28, 2006

Band of Horses "...More elemental than the lush dream-pop of Bridwell and Mat Brooke's former band Carissa's Wierd (the duo played all the instruments here before fleshing out the band with backing musicians), Band of Horses' sound will be immediately, invitingly familiar to anyone who reads this site regularly. Their guitar-heavy sound and Bridwell's echo-y vocals invite specific comparisons to labelmates the Shins as well as My Morning Jacket, and more general similarities can be noted with forebears such as Neil Young and the Ocean Blue..." [This from Pitchfork's 8.8 Rating]

STREAM THE WHOLE ALBUM (.asx stream)

AND DOWNLOAD (MP3s)
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the Funeral
(more MP3s @ An Aquarium Drunkard)

BAND OF HORSES TOUR DATES
2006-04-01 Amoeba San Francisco CA FREE IN-STORE @ 2PM
2006-04-13 Neumos Seattle WA
2006-04-14 Neumos Seattle WA
2006-05-31 Neurolux/ Crazy Boise ID

And for a sonicly similar NYC alternative, you can check out one of the many upcoming Human Television shows....

Human Television

HUMAN TELEVISION TOUR DATES
Mar 31 2006 Mercury Lounge w/ The Spinto Band New York, NY
Apr 1 2006 Cake Shop New York, NY
Apr 6 2006 North Six Brooklyn, NY
Apr 7 2006 Crash Mansion New York, NY
Apr 14 2006 R&R New York, NY

Previously
Human Television | Look at Who You're Talking To

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Comments (10)

my roomate loves them...said the SXSW performance was excellent.

Posted by freshbread | March 28, 2006 12:38 PM

I really dig Band of Horses. But does anyone else think they sound lot like My Morning Jacket?

Posted by danfun | March 28, 2006 1:00 PM

my morning jacket... are they hippies?

Posted by jesus™, only child | March 28, 2006 1:27 PM

my morning jacket... are the hippies? bearded cats, right?

Posted by jesus™, only child | March 28, 2006 1:29 PM

FYI - Human Television show at Crash Mansion is not happening on the 7th.

Posted by Rachael | March 28, 2006 2:00 PM

MMJ are mythical rock beasts from the south that melt faces and set socks on fire!

Posted by danfun | March 28, 2006 2:04 PM

they def remind me of MMJ a lot (mostly the vocals, but musically some too), as well as The Shins & Built To Spill

Posted by solace | March 28, 2006 3:12 PM

yeah they sound a lot like MMJ, minus the musicianship

Posted by casey | March 28, 2006 3:34 PM

yeah...

Posted by davidm | March 29, 2006 1:22 AM

If Band of Horses and My Morning Jacket went on tour together, I think the world would definitely be a better place.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2007 3:38 PM

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