Band of Horses

30 Nov

We just got this e-mail from Jared and Stacey Schwartz, and they’re doing this neat thing with a new website, AudioExposure. For every song that visitors add — preferably with a free & legal link — the Schwartz crew is donating a dollar ($1.00) to Critical Exposure, “a DC-based non-profit which teaches students to use the power of documentary
photography to advocate for school reform and social change.” How cool is that?
In looking through the 70+ songs that have already been added, I noticed that Jen from Chicago had posted “The Funeral” by Band of Horses, which leads me to today’s B of H update. When last posted, band of Horses was a recent addition to Sub Pop, with a few demo tracks available for download. Today, I can offer “Is There A Ghost,” the opening track for their latest album, Cease to Begin, as well as “The Great Salt Lake,” and the other links are live and well. The band is touring the US and Europe over the next few months, and that’s about it. Check out AudioExposure and have a nice day!

Is There A Ghost [MP3, 2.7MB, 128kbps]
The Great Salt lake [MP3, 5.4MB, 160kbps]

Original post: 09/01/05
These demo tracks from Horses — or is it Band of Horses? Even after digging around on their website, I’m not sure… — are pleasant and pleasantly genre-defying, hence the Pop/Rock catch-all designation. Try “Funeral” and “Bass Song” for an idea of the cross-section of their ’70s and ’80s influences. Led Zepplin? New Order? Maybe I just need more sleep… Anyway, hopefully the Horses found much audience love on their recent tour with Iron and Wine, and will complete their Sub Pop debut soon.


www.subpop.com
bandofhorses.com

Wicked Gil [MP3, 4.2MB, 160kbps]
I Lost My Dingle on the Red Line [MP3, 2.3MB, 160kbps]
The Funeral [MP3, 6.6MB, 160kbps]
Bass Song [MP3, 2.9MB, 160kbps]

  • http://flannelenigma.com Tim

    They referred to themselves as Band of Horses on the Iron & Wine tour.

  • matt

    they've been signed to subpop for some time now.

  • joe

    Thanks Matt. No releases yet, but there they are on the Sub Pop website (not in the drop-down list of bands, but the page full of them).

  • s.

    known about these guys for a while..amazing, amazing stuff. looking forward to hearing a full-length album.

  • Lachlan Andrews

    After listening to "Bass Song," my first thought was 'I thought Matador already signed The Double?'

  • MSN Weasel Eater

    their web site is: http://www.bandofhorses.com
    Band Of Horses