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No idea what you're talking about. ;-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 7 April 2006 23:20 (fourteen years ago) link

Anyway, the song is called "The Funeral." Opens nicely but dude's voice, I dunno. Kinda Chicago/REO Speedwagon covers Sigur Ros. (Arcade Fire, in otherwards ;-) ). When all the band kicks in it's nice enough but the singer isn't working for me.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 7 April 2006 23:22 (fourteen years ago) link

The My Morning Jacket Copyright Infringement Office isn't happy about this album, but I am. "Funeral" is beautiful and "Great Salt Lake" is too, for very different reasons.

Roy Kasten (Roy Kasten), Friday, 7 April 2006 23:25 (fourteen years ago) link

i def prefer the upbeat numbers. but i enjoy the whole album.

cutty (mcutt), Friday, 7 April 2006 23:37 (fourteen years ago) link

(minus "Fan Board")

earinfections (Nick Twisp), Friday, 7 April 2006 23:53 (fourteen years ago) link

man, i swear i am the ONLY one who doesn't get the MMJ similarity

brokenfuses (brokenfuses), Saturday, 8 April 2006 01:09 (fourteen years ago) link

yep. you are. listen to "I Go to the Barn..." one more time.

Good, not great. The real gem: "Our Swords".

Simon H. (Simon H.), Saturday, 8 April 2006 01:20 (fourteen years ago) link

I would really like to be impressed by a new indie-ish guitar band, but really has anyone been less distinctive than these guys? Writing every song at midtempo is not the way to my heart.

Sean Braudis (Sean Braudis), Saturday, 8 April 2006 18:27 (fourteen years ago) link

musically and sonically a lot like Tristeza...and Sean is OTM about the midtempo disease...vocals are like a less excitable wayne coyne...booo.

bobby.lasers (bobby.lasers), Saturday, 8 April 2006 18:40 (fourteen years ago) link

Too derivative to really make an impact. It's "nice".

Brooker Buckingham (Brooker B), Saturday, 8 April 2006 19:30 (fourteen years ago) link

"Funeral" is the most recent Song Of The Day on KEXP's podcast of the same name. The feed URL is here.

nancyboy (nancyboy), Saturday, 8 April 2006 22:41 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh dear. Are people that desperate for overly determined/presumed depth? I'm seriously annoyed at this song.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 9 April 2006 05:37 (fourteen years ago) link

Don't you think that Great Lake Swimmers sounds A LOT more like My Morning Jacket? I sure do.

Clipper (D.J.), Sunday, 9 April 2006 20:11 (fourteen years ago) link

My Morning Jacket = OTM

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

I enjoy this album, but not as much as the new Centro-Matic album.

Dan Floss (Dan Floss), Sunday, 9 April 2006 21:12 (fourteen years ago) link

A little My Morning Jacket, a little Shins, but none of the quirky goodness that makes those bands fun to listen to. Dud.

polyphonic (polyphonic), Sunday, 9 April 2006 21:20 (fourteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
where the hell does Great Lake Swimmers sound like MMJ. way off dude.

slow jamz and white guy indie acoustic shit (Chris V), Wednesday, 26 April 2006 23:14 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...

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

three months pass...

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

eleven months pass...

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

one year passes...

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

five months pass...

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. Factory
2. Compliments
3. Laredo
4. Blue Beard
5. On My Way Back Home
6. Infinite Arms
7. Dilly
8. Evening Kitchen
9. Older
10. For Annabelle
11. 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

two weeks pass...

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

try golden.

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

two years pass...

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

two years pass...

"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

four years pass...

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 string (Chinaski), Saturday, 5 October 2019 17:33 (nine months ago) link

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