Band of Horses
Everything All the Time
In 2004, Ben Bridwell and Mat Brooke rose from the ashes of chamber pop favourites Carissa’s Weird to create Band of Horses; indie scenesters haven’t caught their breath since. The group’s cathartic pop-rock sound blends yelping vocals with dynamic instrumentation to deliver songs of saints, sin and death. While the result sounds like My Morning Jacket without the solos, this is a fairly compelling disc. BOH focus on the reviving feeling of strength found in sadness. Through this, each song on the album projects an understated epic quality. Another step in the death of irony, this is a work of honesty and depth; a bandwagon worth jumping on.