Thursday, July 19, 2007

Band of Horses: Take Two

Hairy lead singers play b-ball
Band of Horses has been making waves recently, mostly due to their forthcoming second LP, Cease to Begin. Pitchforkmedia just put up a rather extensive interview with lead singer Ben Bridwell, and by "extensive" I mean "talking about a bunch of crap before finally getting to music."

The short of it:

  • New album to be released October 9
  • First single to most likely be "No One's Gonna Love You"
  • Other confirmed song titles are "Ode To the LRC" and "Window Blues."
  • Besides both having enormous beards, Ben Bridwell and Doug Martsch also play basketball against each other. I'd imagine a huge, sweaty beard is quite the defense.
  • Bag of Choices is a viable alternative name for the band. Along with "Jason."

Here is a ridiculously crappy live video of "Ode to the LRC" (the audio is decent, however, and the song is awesome).

Modest Mouse, Band of Horses, and Love as Laughter showdates:

08-01 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
08-03 Kansas City, MO - City Market
08-15 Columbus, OH - LC Amphitheater
08-16 Cleveland, OH - Warner Cable Amphitheatre
08-17 Northampton, MA - Pines Theatre
08-18 Mansfield, MA - Tweeter Center
08-19 Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier
08-21 Louisville, KY - Lousville Gardens
08-22 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
09-02 Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion

[mp3]Band of Horses - The Great Salt Lake
[mp3]Band of Horses - Wicked Gil

[mp3]Doug Martsch - Dream

1 comment:

Ginny said...

Having the video attached to this post is perfect, in light of the interview. I'm excited to hear BoH's next album, and pretty excited also that it's not named Jason.