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The ShortListen: Band of Horses (no. 299)

Who? Band of Horses

What’s the story? This year marks the tenth anniversary of the release of Seattle act Band of Horses' debut album Everything All The Time - a record that still sounds fantastic today. Of course, since then they've released a further three full-lengths, including the Grammy-nominated Infinite Arms, but their last release, 2012's Mirage Rock, divided fans. So this 'comeback' track is an important one for them - but luckily, Casual Party gives you just want you want from a Band of Horses track. Ben Bridwell's strident, pleading vocals ring out while a driving, National-esque backing pushes things along. The production is a little strange - it seems very over-compressed - but you can already imagine this being sung back at the band at full volume by fans all around the world.

For fans of: The National, R.E.M.

In three words: Strident, anthemic comeback

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