I'm a little disappointed by the album's overwhelming sense of samey-ness. However "Funeral" is one of the year's better singles thusfar, one of the few things so far this year that, if it didn't knock my socks off, definitely opened the velcro closures on my Keds and gave me a hard shove to the solar plexus.
― M. Biondi (M. Biondi), Sunday, 9 April 2006 21:05 (fourteen years ago) link
― Dan Floss (Dan Floss), Sunday, 9 April 2006 21:12 (fourteen years ago) link
― polyphonic (polyphonic), Sunday, 9 April 2006 21:20 (fourteen years ago) link
― slow jamz and white guy indie acoustic shit (Chris V), Wednesday, 26 April 2006 23:14 (fourteen years ago) link
Funeral song reminds me a lot of Red House Painters. in general their sounds comes from 10 yrs ago it seems.
― SusanD, Tuesday, 29 May 2007 06:34 (thirteen years ago) link
woops- their sound
― SusanD, Tuesday, 29 May 2007 06:36 (thirteen years ago) link
i think i only like the voice. atleast in funeral they use every instrument as a drum? and just bang-away weird controlled melodrama.
― SusanD, Tuesday, 29 May 2007 07:53 (thirteen years ago) link
"The Funeral's" a great single, but you know it sounds really sounds like?
At least Ned's consistent :-)
― rogermexico., Tuesday, 29 May 2007 16:51 (thirteen years ago) link
also, is it ok to sound like perry farrell in 2007? i think so.
― SusanD, Tuesday, 29 May 2007 20:02 (thirteen years ago) link
i tried to listen to this again the other day and i still can't stand it.
― poortheatre, Tuesday, 29 May 2007 20:06 (thirteen years ago) link
They have a new single, "Is There a Ghost." I was surprised by how bad it is. But my opinion of the first album has fallen, as well. I think the only really good thing about it is the sound, as in the production, and the timbre of everything. It's a pleasant sound, but none of the songs are great. But this new one sounds totally substanceless.
― St3ve Go1db3rg, Thursday, 30 August 2007 15:42 (twelve years ago) link
I couldn't even get halfway through it. And I liked the first album.
― kornrulez6969, Thursday, 30 August 2007 15:52 (twelve years ago) link
WRONG ST3VE GOLDB3RG! If you like Amelie and Dave Matthews, then you will LOVE "Is There a Ghost?" It's on some pre-Swayze, Britpop obsession with Kangols shit, but it's Juan Glaze fho sho. Maybe you should take a tip from the king Eddie Winslow and lock yourself in a screening room for an entire year drinking your own urine. That'll teach you to respect the spirit of Bridwell (I bet you probably have a poster of Seth Green on your wall, but that's neither here nor there...)
― TynanTynan, Thursday, 30 August 2007 16:04 (twelve years ago) link
Saw these guys again last week.
Uniformly brilliant when playing album tracks, but the set sagged big time half-way through when they launched into their "new stuff" and promptly turned into CSN&Y. 'Alt-country' without the 'alt', unfortunately.
― SeekAltRoute, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 06:00 (eleven years ago) link
So this is the band that whenever I hear them makes me think of a harder-rocking Shins.
― Cunga, Thursday, 12 November 2009 05:17 (ten years ago) link
It's the guys voice - but it's weird that Coyne and Farrel seem equally appropriate as comparisons
― Cunga, Thursday, 12 November 2009 05:20 (ten years ago) link
it's all about "st. augustine"
― k3vin k., Thursday, 12 November 2009 05:23 (ten years ago) link
i love this album
BOH fans should check for the new band signed to sub pop called Avi Buffalo
― see-those-tit-ies (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 12 November 2009 05:29 (ten years ago) link
The name always make me think of banda horses, which brings up this:
― _Rudipherous_, Thursday, 12 November 2009 05:32 (ten years ago) link
Infinite Arms is the upcoming third album of band Band of Horses, set to be released on May 18, 2010 on Brown Records, Fat Possum Records and Columbia.
1. Factory2. Compliments3. Laredo4. Blue Beard5. On My Way Back Home6. Infinite Arms7. Dilly8. Evening Kitchen9. Older10. For Annabelle11. NW Apt.12. Neighbor
― Bee OK, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 05:47 (ten years ago) link
leaked, will listen one of these days, likely when it's hot as shit out
― nabisco infiltrator (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 27 April 2010 05:48 (ten years ago) link
I like "Compliments" more than I expected.
― Throwing Muses are reuniting for my next orgasm! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 28 April 2010 00:43 (ten years ago) link
it's streaming this week. not many hooks, but i like that reverb-y southern gothic vibe with layered vocals drenched in echo. i've never paid attention to this band before. this disc reminds me of my-morning-jacket from a few years ago (with fewer hooks, and maybe weaker melodies . . . but still pretty good!).
― Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 13 May 2010 18:40 (ten years ago) link
all you need is Z imo
― my baby's got the bans (ksh), Thursday, 13 May 2010 18:41 (ten years ago) link
i like the discs before and (to a lesser extent) after Z, too.
― Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 13 May 2010 18:44 (ten years ago) link
which are your favorites, Daniel? i strongly disliked Evil Urges, and only listened to part of the one w/ "One Big Holiday" on it iirc
― my baby's got the bans (ksh), Thursday, 13 May 2010 18:47 (ten years ago) link
z or it still moves are my favorites.
― Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 13 May 2010 19:52 (ten years ago) link
― my baby's got the bans (ksh), Thursday, 13 May 2010 19:52 (ten years ago) link
they perfected that reverb-y vibe on it still moves, but the melodies are stronger and there's much more inventiveness on z so it's hard to choose.
― Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 13 May 2010 19:54 (ten years ago) link
yeah, i haven't listened to much of It Still Moves, but I love Z
― my baby's got the bans (ksh), Thursday, 13 May 2010 19:55 (ten years ago) link
― Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 13 May 2010 19:58 (ten years ago) link
thanks Daniel -- good song
― my baby's got the bans (ksh), Thursday, 13 May 2010 21:39 (ten years ago) link
i'm crushing on this album more-and-more.
i'm a pescetarian, but in music, sometimes i need meat-and-potatoes. and this is it: big, sweeping choruses with echo reverberating off the vocals and through the woods, a sound big enough to fill a stadium, and a southern-vibe that reminds me of a dozen bands from the seventies -- eighties. i love this, and i've had absolutely no interest whatsoever in this band up to now.
― Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 18 May 2010 20:47 (ten years ago) link
Okay, so the Pitchfork review is pretty dead on and this newest album is mostly terrible. HOWEVER, the bonus disc of the Sonic Ranch Sessions EP is really pretty good. Each of the five tracks on that are easily better than 85% of the album proper and I'm stunned that none of them were included on the album proper. I'm not sure if this was a label decision or what, but it was a head-smackingly dumb decision.
― heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 03:13 (seven years ago) link
"Funeral" was inescapable back in 2006 or 07; I liked the song when it came on the radio but I had no desire to hear the record and I've never paid attention to their output since.
But a couple weeks ago I put on that new Iron & Wine/Ben Bridwell covers album, Sing Into My Mouth, and I was surprised to find I really liked all of Bridwell's songs, far more than the I&W contributions. A lot more rootsy than the dramatic U2/Arcade Fire-esque "Funeral".
Seems from this thread that ILX thinks Band of Horses is mostly dud, but perhaps consensus has changed over the years - is anyone willing to champion their catalog or call out any underrated material?
― sctttnnnt (pgwp), Saturday, 1 August 2015 19:05 (four years ago) link
that's a bizarre revive, I just watched the Veep finale and they were on it
― kinder, Saturday, 1 August 2015 21:05 (four years ago) link
longtime carissa's wierd fan seeking more. where do i start with band of horses/grand archives?
― meaulnes, Friday, 4 October 2019 18:31 (nine months ago) link
First BoH, but the vibe is rather different. Widescreen 00s indie. Haven’t listened in a long time, but it may sound somewhat dated these days.
― Mule, Friday, 4 October 2019 19:04 (nine months ago) link
I still love the first album but it's increasingly diminishing returns since. The first Grand Archives record is lovely.
― Life is a meaningless nightmare of suffering...save string (Chinaski), Saturday, 5 October 2019 17:33 (nine months ago) link