Posted in music | pictures on September 19, 2012

photos by David Andrako

Band of Horses at House of Vans - 9/18/12
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While it was pouring rain outside, causing fellow folk band The Avett Brothers to postpone their Central Park show, Band of Horses and their fans stayed dry at House of Vans last night (9/18) (though you may have still gotten soaked in the venue's backyard area). The show was in support of their new album, Mirage Rock, which came out yesterday on Columbia (stream it below). It was also one day after they performed a "Live on Letterman" concert, which you can watch in full below.

Band of Horses guitarist Tyler Ramsey opened the show with a solo set made up mostly of songs from his album, The Valley Wind. BoH frontman Ben Bridwell also joined him for a cover of Cyndi Lauper's "All Through the Night."

Then Band of Horses took the stage, aptly walking out to Milli Vanilli's "Blame It On the Rain" playing through the PA, and then proceeded to play a 21-song set which consisted of material from all four of their full lengths, but leaned most heavily on 2007's Cease to Begin. They also played "On My Way Back Home" in response to an audience request for the song. The setlist is below.

As mentioned, Band of Horses will return to NYC later this month for the Global Festival at Central Park on September 29 with Neil Young, Foo FIghters, Black Keys, and K'naan.

More pictures, a video, and the setlist from last night's show, plus the album stream and Letterman video are below.

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Band of Horses - "No One's Gonna Love You" at House of Vans - 9/18/12

Band of Horses on "Live on Letterman"

Band of Horses - Mirage Rock

Band of Horses at House of Vans - 9/18/12 Setlist: (via)
The General Specific
Knock Knock
NW Apt.
Islands on the Coast
No One's Gonna Love You
Dumpster World
Cigarettes, Wedding Bands
(Unknown)
Older
The Great Salt Lake
Is There A Ghost
Marry Song
Slow Cruel Hands of Time
Laredo
On My Way Back Home (Audience Request)
How to Live
Wicked Gil
Ode to LRC
The Funeral

Encore:
Detlef Schrempf
Infinite Arms

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Comments (27)

Nice varied setlist! House of Vans was great. Easy enterance, free beer, free food, free vitiman and smart water. BOH played 100 minute set too! Thanks House of Vans!

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 12:55 PM

That's a pretty good list considering it was the release day of their new album that no one really cares about. In 2008 their carnegie show sadly had too many new songs for an album that didnt even have a release date at that time.

Posted by pony | September 19, 2012 12:57 PM

Man, did this album get blasted by Pitchfork, yikes.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 12:57 PM

^Pitchfork is a great guide for a good album..

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 12:58 PM

If an album doesn't get at least a 8.9 it's a shitty album

Pitchfork is the only reason I listen to music

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 1:26 PM

great set, hope they do something similar for upcoming dates

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 1:29 PM

did these guys get better live? they used to be awful.

Posted by jan jansson | September 19, 2012 1:35 PM

Pitchfork fuckin rules

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 1:38 PM

Is this the same Pitchfork that gave Lana Del Ray the "Best New Music" stamp?

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 1:50 PM

Band of Hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 1:52 PM

Pitchfork didn't give LDR a Best New Music stamp. They gave her a 5-point-something.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 2:01 PM

but they did give "Video Games" Best New Track.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 2:05 PM

last night was a lot of fun, these guys are good dudes. surprisingly awesome set, too. i walked in expecting to hear the new album in its entirety, glad that didn't happen.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 2:14 PM

Yeah. Pitchfork kissed Lana's ass when she only had the one track. A bad SNL showing and backlash later, Pitchfork fell on their swords and gave her full length album a beating.

Speaking of fall on swords, didn't see that on the Band of Horses set list.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 3:09 PM

Bro Rock.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 3:56 PM

The Funeral, bro!

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 3:59 PM

My cousin had told me about this show, but as I had neither the desire to buy their new album, nor the desire to venture into Brooklyn on a Tuesday night, nor the desire to really see BoH live again, I did not go. There was free beer?

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 4:09 PM

Who the hell cares about Pitchfork?

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 4:13 PM

i've seen boh a bunch of times now and never heard 'our swords' live. love that tune, what's the deal?

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 4:41 PM

Yep, free beer! And free vitamin water.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 5:07 PM

corporate bro rock!

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2012 5:09 PM

the food truck wasn't free, was it?

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 8:58 AM

Awesome sauce. That was my video I uploaded on You Tube. The concert was amazing. This was the best performance I've ever been to. Well see if Bon Iver and Polica can rank up there as well this Sat @ Radio City.

Posted by Sully | September 20, 2012 9:09 AM

8:58 tacos were FREEE!

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2012 9:10 AM

If you want to see more pics from the concert. I put them on Dropbox.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ml3bo3841b9e6tn/LSLykwC5GF

Posted by Sully | September 20, 2012 12:55 PM

Thought they were quite awesome live in Brooklyn. Then got more dope footage on their website

Posted by Bobby | September 27, 2012 1:19 AM

Really loving the new album and the videos on their website. So glad I got to see them live at this show.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2012 9:15 AM

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