Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

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

Click here for more ShortListens

Listen to all of them as they become available, on this Spotify Playlist

Related

purplerain.jpg

The ShortListen: Prince (no. 298)

hotei1.jpg

The ShortListen: Hotei feat. Richard Z. Kruspe (no. 297)

New-Atlas.png

The ShortListen: New Atlas (no. 296)

daydreamclub1.jpg

The ShortListen: The Daydream Club (no. 295)

lunashadows1.jpg

The ShortListen: Luna Shadows (no. 294)

turinbrakes1.jpg

The ShortListen: Turin Brakes (no. 293)

bry1.jpg

The ShortListen: Bry (no. 292)

katyb.jpg

The ShortListen: Katy B/Chris Lorenzo (no. 291)

boxerrebellion2.jpg

The ShortListen: The Boxer Rebellion (no. 290)

Comments

More

This Harvard student dropped a rap album as his final dissertation

Now I feel like a mug for writing a 20,000-word essay

by Gary Ogden
22 May 2017

UK music festivals are going to start testing your drugs for purity

It has the potential to save lives

by Gary Ogden
22 May 2017

The 7 most important UK festival sets of the millennium

The musical moments in a field that changed everything

by David Hillier
19 May 2017

These modern albums redesigned with retro covers are glorious

We wish these were the real thing

by Dave Fawbert
19 May 2017

Chris Cornell's isolated vocals to 'Black Hole Sun' are amazing

A reminder of the sheer talent of the Soundgarden frontman

by Dave Fawbert
19 May 2017

Check out the exclusive new Nothing But Thieves video

'Amsterdam' was filmed in a Ukranian industrial warehouse

by Dave Fawbert
18 May 2017

Paying tribute to Chris Cornell, one of the greatest voices in music

And here are six songs from him that you need to listen to immediately

by Dave Fawbert
18 May 2017

There's going to be a secret #Grime4Corbyn party, and you can go

JME and co. are fully behind Labour for this election

by Gary Ogden
15 May 2017

Check out the soulful new EP from Tom Walker

Scottish born, Manchester bred singer-songwriter is your new soul boy

by Dave Fawbert
12 May 2017

Psy is back and ready to take over the internet again

The man behind 'Gangnam Style' is back with another earworm

by Gary Ogden
11 May 2017