Band Of Horses – “Casual Party”

Band Of Horses have shared the first track from their upcoming new album, Why Are You OK. The record was produced by Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle and executive produced by Rick Rubin. We’ve known Lytle had a hand in the album since last year, but the Rubin information is fairly new. Here’s how a press release explains the partnership:

While [Ben] Bridwell and his bandmates–Tyler Ramsey, Ryan Monroe, Creighton Barrett and Bill Reynolds—convened in South Carolina alongside producer Jason Lytle (Grandaddy), Bridwell struggled to bring the new material into focus. One day, at a particularly crucial part of the recording process Ben’s phone rang. It was Rick Rubin—who’d randomly heard a Band of Horses song on the radio during a drive, and had been moved to pull over and call. Without going into details, Bridwell can’t stress the value of this phone call enough. It was exactly the final push that his songs needed on their journey from conception to being sent out into the world.

The lead single for the record is called “Casual Party,” and it comes with a Korean karaoke-style lyric video. Watch and listen below.

Tracklist:
01 “Dull Times/The Moon”
02 “Solemn Oath”
03 “Hag”
04 “Casual Party”
05 “In A Drawer”
06 “Hold On Gimme A Sec”
07 “Lying Under Oak”
08 “Throw My Mess”
09 “Whatever, Wherever”
10 “Country Teen”
11 “Barrel House”
12 “Even Still”

Why Are You OK is out in June via Interscope Records/American Recordings. Pre-order it here.