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Band Of Horses Will Appear In Sunday’s Veep Season Finale

Band Of Horses will make an appearance in the season finale of Veep, which airs this Sunday on HBO. Lead singer Ben Bridwell told Billboard he has a few friends who work on the show, which is why they tapped his band to play during an election night party. Bridwell himself will also have a… More »

By: James Rettig / June 12, 2015 - 5:34 pm

Iron & Wine And Ben Bridwell – “Bullet Proof Soul” (Sade Cover) & “No Way Out Of Here” (Unicorn Cover)

Earlier this month, Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam and Band Of Horses’ Ben Bridwell announced that they would be releasing a covers album called Sing Into My Mouth. They’ve just shared the first two tracks from the record to coincide with their appearance on Letterman last night. One of them is a cover of Sade’… More »

By: James Rettig / April 16, 2015 - 9:03 am

Iron & Wine And Ben Bridwell Announce Covers Album Sing Into My Mouth

Sam Beam of Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell of Band Of Horses have announced a collaborative album of covers called Sing Into My Mouth. The two have been friends for years; they traded songs via cassette and mixes until they finally carved out the time to get into the studio together. The album wa… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 2, 2015 - 11:55 am

Calexico – “Falling From The Sky” (Feat. Ben Bridwell) (Stereogum Premiere)

Last month, Calexico treated us to “Cumbia de Donde“, a tasty electro-mariachi hybrid from their forthcoming Edge of the Sun LP. Now they’ve followed up with the soaring, desert highway soundtrack, “Falling From The Sky”, which features Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell on backing vocals. It’s more of a straight-ahead rock song, but with a… More »

By: Aaron Lindenberg / February 23, 2015 - 10:12 am

Band Of Horses & Grandaddy – “Hang An Ornament”

Here’s some news that will have ’00s indie-heads all atwitter: Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle is producing the next Band Of Horses album. It makes a lot of sense, as both acts originated from the Pacific Northwest and put their own expansive modern spin on indie and folk-rock sounds. Band Of Horses announced the news on SoundCloud,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2014 - 3:25 pm

Photos: Newport Folk Festival 2014

This past weekend brought the 2014 edition of the Newport Folk Festival. Headliners included Jenny Lewis, Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, and a very special appearance by Mavis Staples. We sent photographer Taylor Hill to capture the event, and you can find our gallery of performance photos and portraits above. More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 29, 2014 - 2:24 pm

My Morning Jacket Announce One Big Holiday 2015 With The War On Drugs, Band Of Horses

Earlier this year, My Morning Jacket put on the inaugural One Big Holiday in Mexico and we had a lot to say about it. Now the band has announced details for next year’s event. In addition to three MMJ performances, the 2015 lineup will include Band Of Horses (playing separate electric and acoustic sets), Preservatio… More »

By: James Rettig / June 19, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Watch Band Of Horses Play Ellen

Band Of Horses recently put out Acoustic At The Ryman, a live album recorded at the iconic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and today they stopped by Ellen for their daytime television debut. You can watch the band’s performances of “No One’s Gonna Love You” and “Funeral” below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 14, 2014 - 12:36 pm

Musicians Pay Tribute To Elliott Smith, Who Died 10 Years Ago Today

There are lots of words to toss around when Elliott Smith comes up — brilliant, troubled, influential, tragic, one-of-a-kind — each of which fit the music as much as the man. But if pressed for a single descriptor, I’d choose fragile. More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 21, 2013 - 7:19 am

Band Of Horses Frontman Ben Bridwell Goes Solo As Birdsmell

Band Of Horses have been making soaring, country-inflected festival-rock for so long that it’s almost shocking to hear frontman Ben Bridwell’s high-lonesome twang in any other context. But Bridwell has a new low-key solo thing going on. Operating under the name Birdsmell, he’s posted a few stripped-back acoustic songs on Soundcloud, and I have to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 7, 2013 - 4:51 pm

Photos: NorthSide Festival (Denmark) 2013

NorthSide festival, a young upstart on the Danish festival scene, kicked off on June 14th, with three days of high caliber performances. Situated in Aarhus, Denmark’s second biggest city, and home to a large student population, NorthSide hosted international artists including Phoenix, Alt-J, Biffy Clyro, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, the Flaming Lips, fun.,… More »

By: Clint Heyer / June 20, 2013 - 2:14 pm

Watch Band Of Horses Cover Jason Molina On Kimmel

Last night, Band Of Horses joined the ranks honoring the loss of Jason Molina with their appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. They paid tribute by performing Songs:Ohia track “I’ve Been Riding With The Ghost,” as well as playing their own cut “The General Specific” from 2007’s Cease To Begin. Watch both below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 1, 2013 - 5:15 pm

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Friday’s 5 Best Things

Peel back the surface and look past the picturesque valley backdrop. Forget about the gorgeous, sun-kissed young folk wearing next to nothing (or, on occasion, nothing). Go ahead and ignore the ridiculous hippie art splattering the landscape. Once you get past everything that suggests Coachella is a legit wonderful place, reality sets in. You’re i… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / April 20, 2013 - 6:40 pm

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013 Lineup Feat. Phoenix, Frank Ocean

Just yesterday we got the news that French pop gods Phoenix had set a date for their return, and today, we get their first announced US date: at New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival. More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 17, 2013 - 11:18 am

Band Of Horses @ Apogee’s Berkley Street Studio, Santa Monica 9/26/12

After their appearance on Conan, Band Of Horses recorded a live session for KCRW at Apogee’s Berkley Street Studio due to air on October 15th to promote their latest album Mirage Rock. During the interview portion, Ben Bridwell discussed what it was like to work with famed producer Glyn Johns and talked about their upcoming… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / September 27, 2012 - 1:57 pm

Watch Band Of Horses On Conan

Band Of Horses aren’t exactly the type of band to play different songs when they show up on different late-night TV shows, even ones within a week of each other. Last week, they were on Letterman, playing “Knock Knock,” the pretty good first single from their new LP Mirage Rock. And last night, they showed… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 26, 2012 - 10:23 am

Watch Band Of Horses Play Letterman

Earlier this week, Band Of Horses taped a 45-minute set for the Live On Letterman webcast. And last night, they came through the Late Show itself, playing their surging and relentlessly pleasant new single “Knock Knock.” Watch the performance below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 20, 2012 - 9:55 am

Watch Band Of Horses Live From Letterman Webcast

Today, Band Of Horses release their new album Mirage Rock, a satisfyingly fuzzy sunset-rock full-length that moves them back toward the road-trip dependability of their first two albums. And last night, the band taped a 45-minute Live On Letterman webcast. They opened with new single “Knock Knock” and banged out a bunch of new and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 18, 2012 - 9:55 am

Stream Band Of Horses Mirage Rock

We’ve already heard about 25 percent of Band Of Horses’ new one, Mirage Rock — the rocking “Knock Knock,” the gentle “Slow Cruel Hands Of Time,” a snippet of the gentle-then-rocking “Dumpster World” — and now we can finally listen to the whole damn thing straight through. So far, I like it more than 2010’… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 10, 2012 - 12:15 pm

Band Of Horses – “Slow Cruel Hands Of Time”

The first single from Band Of Horses’ forthcoming Mirage Rock, “Knock Knock,” was a buoyant, zippy rocker — so for the followup, they’re going with the breaking ball: “Slow Cruel Hands Of Time” is BoH at their gentlest, warmest, and most delicate: all acoustic guitars, brushed drums, and multi-part harmonies. When I wrote up the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 7, 2012 - 4:46 pm
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