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Band of Horses

Emerging in 2004 with a blend of woodsy midtempo rock and reverb-laden vocals, Band of Horses gained an audience in their native Northwest before Everything All the Time made them indie rock darlings. Multi-instrumentalists Ben Bridwell and Mat Brooke founded the group after an eight-year run with Carissa's Wierd, and an early concert alongside future labelmates Iron & Wine caught the attention of Sub Pop Records. Sub Pop signed Band of Horses in 2005 and reissued their self-released EP later that year, while the band retreated to the studio to record its full-length debut. Everything All the Time appeared in March 2006 and was warmly received; however, Brooke did not tour in support of the album and had officially left the group by July, choosing instead to devote his time to another Sub Pop act, Grand Archives. Bridwell soldiered on with now-permanent bandmates Rob Hampton (bass) and Creighton Barrett (drums), playing stateside shows and touring Europe in support of the band's debut. The bandmembers returned to the States and relocated to Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, to be closer to their families. Soon after, Band of Horses entered the studio with producer Phil Ek (who also helmed Everything All the Time) to record their second album. Cease to Begin was released in October 2007 to extremely warm reviews; it also peaked at number 35 on the Billboard charts, giving the band a taste of commercial success as well as critical approval. Although Band of Horses spent most of the following two years on the road, they also found time to return to the recording studio, where they began working on a third album in 2009. This time, the band's five members all contributed to the songwriting process, making Infinite Arms a collaborative effort between Bridwell, Barrett, and new members Ryan Monroe, Tyler Ramsey, and Bill Reynolds. The album hit shelves in mid-2010, marking the band's first effort for Columbia Records and earning a Grammy for its country-rock sound. Preferring to take a more grounded approach on their fourth long-player, the group tapped legendary producer Glyn Johns (the Rolling Stones, the Who), who helped to rein in some of the group's more experimental tendencies by insisting on a more intimate live approach. The resulting Mirage Rock, which was preceded by the single "Knock, Knock," arrived in September 2012. Early 2014 saw the release of the live album Acoustic at the Ryman, a compilation of tracks recorded in a stripped-down fashion during a two-night stint in the spring of 2013 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. While working on material for their fifth studio album, Bridwell teamed with fellow Columbia, South Carolina native Sam Beam of Iron & Wine to release a covers album titled Sing into My Mouth in 2015. The record featured common song influences from the likes of Talking Heads, John Cale, and Sade. ~ Andrew Leahey
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Stations Featuring
Band of Horses

    Indie Chill

    Indie Chill
    10 songs


    1 song

    Alternative Mix

    Alternative Mix
    4 songs

    Pop Rock

    Pop Rock
    4 songs

    Top Alternative

    4 songs

    '00s Indie

    6 songs

    Relax Trax

    5 songs

    Coffeehouse Corner

    3 songs

    Patriotic Songs

    1 song

    Adult Alternative

    3 songs

    Adult Rock

    3 songs

    Top Indie

    1 song

    Indie Rock Mix

    1 song

    Indie Party

    1 song

Albums by
Band of Horses

Top Songs by
Band of Horses

  1.   Song
  2.   The Funeral
  3.   Is There A Ghost
  4.   No One's Gonna Love You
  5.   Laredo
  6.   Dilly
  7.   The Great Salt Lake
  8.   Knock Knock
  9.   Detlef Schrempf
  10.   Marry Song
  11.   The First Song
  12.   Our Swords
  13.   Blue Beard
  14.   Window Blues
  15.   Islands on the Coast
  16.   Compliments
  17.   Infinite Arms
  18.   Weed Party
  19.   Monsters
  20.   Lamb on the Lam (In the City)
  21.   Ode to LRC
  22.   Slow Cruel Hands of Time
  23.   The General Specific
  24.   Evening Kitchen
  25.   Part One
  26.   On My Way Back Home
  27.   For Annabelle
  28.   The End's Not Near
  29.   Factory
  30.   Cigarettes, Wedding Bands
  31.   Older
  32.   I Go to the Barn Because I Like The
  33.   Georgia
  34.   Heartbreak On the 101
  35.   Electric Music
  36.   How to Live
  37.   NW Apt.
  38.   St. Augustine
  39.   Shut-In Tourist
  40.   Feud
  41.   Everything's Gonna Be Undone
  42.   Dumpster World
  43.   Wicked Gil
  44.   A Little Biblical
  45.   Out in Nature
  46.   Neighbor
  47.   Life on Earth
  48.   Long Vows
  49.   Cigarettes, Wedding Bells
  50.   No One's Going to Love You
  51.   Am I a Good Man
  52.   Mirage Rock
  53.   Irmo Bats
  54.   Relly's Dream
  55.   Catalina
  56.   Bock
  57.   Casual Party

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