Band of Horses — October 24, 2012, Houston, Texas at The House of Blues

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October 24, 2012, Houston, Texas at The House of Blues
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Jun 08, 2017

The members of Midlake (Eric Pulido, McKenzie Smith, Joey McClellan, and Jesse Chandler) have a new supergroup named BNQT that features vocals by Pulido, but also notable singers from four other bands: Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, Grandaddy's Jason Lytle, and Travis' Fran Healy. More

Listen: BNQT (Midlake, Band of Horses, Grandaddy, Franz Ferdinand, Travis) - “Real Love”

Volume 1 Due Out April 28 via Dualtone/Entertainment One/Bella Union

Apr 13, 2017

The members of Midlake (Eric Pulido, McKenzie Smith, Joey McClellan, and Jesse Chandler) have a new supergroup named BNQT that features vocals by Pulido, but also notable singers from four other bands: Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, Grandaddy's Jason Lytle, and Travis' Fran Healy. BNQT's debut albumVolume 1, is due out April 28 via Dualtone/Entertainment One/Bella Union. More

Listen: BNQT (Midlake, Band of Horses, Grandaddy, Franz Ferdinand, Travis) - “Unlikely Force”

Volume 1 Due Out April 28 via Dualtone/Entertainment One/Bella Union

Mar 24, 2017

The members of Midlake (Eric Pulido, McKenzie Smith, Joey McClellan, and Jesse Chandler) have a new supergroup named BNQT that features vocals by Pulido, but also notable singers from four other bands: Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, Grandaddy's Jason Lytle, and Travis' Fran Healy.  More

Watch: Band of Horses - “In a Drawer” (Feat. J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.) Video

Why Are You OK Out Now via Interscope/American Recordings

Feb 21, 2017

Band of Horses released a new albumWhy Are You OK, last June via Interscope and American Recordings. Jason Lytle of Grandaddy produced the album. Now they have shared a video for one of the album highlights, "In a Drawer," which features backing vocals from J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.).  More

BNQT (Members of Midlake, Band of Horses, Grandaddy, Franz Ferdinand, Travis) Announce Album

Volume 1 Due Out April 28 via Dualtone/Entertainment One/Bella Union, Listen to "Restart"

Jan 30, 2017

The members of Midlake (Eric Pulido, McKenzie Smith, Joey McClellan, and Jesse Chandler) have a new supergroup named BNQT that features vocals by Pulido, but also notable singers from four other bands: Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, Grandaddy's Jason Lytle, and Travis' Fran Healy. More

Sep 22, 2016

Band of Horses released a new album, Why Are You OK, back in June via Interscope and American Recordings. Jason Lytle of Grandaddy produced the album.  More

Watch Band of Horses Perform “Whatever, Wherever” and “Solemn Oath” on “James Corden”

Why Are You OK Due Out This Friday via Interscope/American Recordings

Jun 07, 2016

Band of Horses are releasing a new album, Why Are You OK, this Friday (June 10) via Interscope and American Recordings. Last night the band stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform recent single "Whatever, Wherever" (a video for which was shared last week).  More

Watch: Band of Horses - “Whatever, Wherever” Video

Jason Lytle-Produced Why Are You OK Due Out June 10 via Interscope/American Recordings

Jun 03, 2016

Band of Horses are releasing a new album, Why Are You OK, on June 10 via Interscope and American Recordings. Yesterday the band has shared another song from the album, the ballad "Whatever, Wherever." Today the song has a video. More

Listen: Band of Horses - “Whatever, Wherever”

Jason Lytle-Produced Why Are You OK Due Out June 10 via Interscope/American Recordings

Jun 02, 2016

Band of Horses are releasing a new album, Why Are You OK, on June 10 via Interscope and American Recordings. Now the band has shared another song from the album, the ballad "Whatever, Wherever." Zane Lowe debuted it today as his World Record on his Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music. Listen below. More

Watch Band of Horses Get Captured by Weird Monsters in “Casual Party” Video

Jason Lytle-Produced Why Are You OK Due Out June 10 via Interscope/American Recordings

May 20, 2016

Band of Horses are releasing a new album, Why Are You OK, on June 10 via Interscope and American Recordings. Now the band has shared a video for the album's first single, "Casual Party." Ben Fee directed the clip, which features the band at a party that's anything but casual, as they are tired up by a bunch of creepy and imaginative monsters. More

Watch Band of Horses Perform “Casual Party” and “In a Drawer” on “Colbert”

Jason Lytle-Produced Why Are You OK Due Out June 10 via Interscope/American Recordings

May 19, 2016

Band of Horses are releasing a new album, Why Are You OK, on June 10 via Interscope and American Recordings. Last night they stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. On the broadcast show they performed the album's first single"Casual Party" and then as a web-exclusive performance they did the album's second single, "In a Drawer," which on record features backing vocals from J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.). More

Listen: Band of Horses - “In a Drawer” (Feat. J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.)

Jason Lytle-Produced Why Are You OK Due Out June 10 via Interscope/American Recordings

May 06, 2016

Band of Horses are releasing a new album, Why Are You OK, via Interscope and American Recordings. Now the album's exact release date has been confirmed as June 10 (previously it was just listed as June). Also the band has shared another song from the album, "In a Drawer," which features backing vocals from J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.), Sera Cahoone, and Jenn Champion. More

Austin City Limits Lineup: Radiohead, M83, HAIM, LCD Soundsystem, Foals, and More

Plus: Mumford and Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Chairlift, Local Natives, Band of Horses, Frightened Rabbit, and Others

May 05, 2016

Austin City Limits have announced the lineup of their 2016 festival, in which they will celebrate their 15th anniversary. Highlights include Radiohead, M83, HAIM, LCD Soundsystem, Foals, Kendrick Lamar, Mumford and Sons, Andrew Bird, Local Natives, Conor Oberst, Chairlift, Flying Lotus, Caveman, Marlon Williams, Willie Nelson, Band of Horses, Major Lazer, Frightened Rabbit, and more.  More

Band of Horses Share “Casual Party” Lyric Video, Announce Tour Dates

Jason Lytle-Produced Why Are You OK Due Out in June via Interscope/American Recordings

Apr 25, 2016

Band of Horses are releasing a new album, Why Are You OK, in June (exact date TBA) via Interscope and American Recordings. Now they have shared a lyric video for "Casual Party" and announced some tour dates. More

Mar 25, 2016

Band of Horses has announced that they will be releasing their new album, Why Are You OK?, in June. The album was produced by Grandaddy's Jason Lytle. More

Apr 23, 2015

Releasing their ninth studio album, Edge of the Sun this week, Calexico have premiered a brand new music video for their included single, "Falling From the Sky." More

Watch: Iron & Wine and Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell On “Letterman”

Perform Cover of Unicorn's "No Way Out of Here"

Apr 16, 2015

Recently announcing a joint covers album titled Sing Into My MouthIron & Wine's Sam Beam and Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell were welcomed as the musical guests on Dave Letterman's Late Show last night. More

Apr 02, 2015

Friends for many years, Iron & Wine's Sam Beam and Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell have revealed that they will release a collaborative covers album this summer. More

Dec 19, 2014

Holy dream team Batman! Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle and Band of Horses have teamed up for a collaborative album.  More

Photos from New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival by David Redfern

Andrew Bird, Calexico, Band of Horses, BB King, and More

May 01, 2013

Legendary music photographer David Redfern was down at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival last weekend. We've just posted a gallery of Under the Radar-friendly artists who Redfern shot at the festival, including photos of CalexicoBand of Horses, and Andrew Bird. More

Band of Horses Announce Tour Dates

Visiting Coachella and New Orleans Jazz Fest

Feb 18, 2013

Still supporting last year's Mirage RockBand of Horses have announced a slew of new tour dates across the U.S. and Europe. More

Sep 26, 2012

Last night Ben Bridwell and his Band of Horses made an appearance on the set of Conan to perform "Knock Knock," the lead single off the group's newest album Mirage Rock. More

Watch: Band of Horses Performs on “Letterman”

Band Airs Mirage Rock Cut “Knock Knock”

Sep 20, 2012

Having previously rocked the Live on Letterman webcast, last night Band of Horses stopped by the main Late Night show. More

Sep 18, 2012

Supporting the release of their new album Mirage Rock, out today in the U.S., Band of Horses stopped by the Ed Sullivan Theater yesterday where they took part in the Late Show with David Letterman's ongoing web series Live on Letterman. More

Sep 10, 2012

Mirage RockBand of Horses' follow-up to their 2010 album Infinite Arms is due to hit store shelves next week on Sept. 18. More

Sep 07, 2012

Later this month Band of Horses will release their fourth full-length album Mirage Rock. More

Jul 24, 2012

Last year Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crowe Medicine Show toured via train from Oakland to New Orleans as part of the first annual Railroad Revival Tour, a venture that was captured on film by director Emmett Malloy for his documentary The Easy Express. More

Band of Horses Announce New LP

Mirage Rock Out Sept. 18

Jul 10, 2012

After releasing a teaser trailer last month, Band of Horses have officially announced the release of their newest album Mirage Rock. More

Watch: Band of Horses Album Teaser

Untitled Album Out This September

Jun 22, 2012

As previously hinted at with new song “Everything,” Band of Horses have a new album on the way.  More

Jun 13, 2012

While recently visiting South America, Band of Horses took time to sit down with MTV Brazil to showcase one of the many new songs set to be included on their new album due out sometime later this year. More

Apr 30, 2012

Returning home from back-to-back tours in Japan and Australia, My Morning Jacket have announced that they will be hitting the road again in North America with Band of Horses starting in July. More

Watch: Band of Horses Perform New Song

New Album Out This Year

Apr 18, 2012

Band of Horses recently premiered a brand new song at a surprise acoustic set at this year's Lollapalooza Brazil Festival. More

Watch: My Morning Jacket Cover Gil Scott-Heron

Also Sing "I'll Be Home for Christmas" with Band of Horses

Dec 21, 2011

Finishing a string of winter tour dates at Madison Square Garden, My Morning Jacket included a few audience-pleasing covers in their show, including a rendition of Gil Scott-Heron's "The Bottle," as well as the Bing Crosby classic "I'll Be Home for Christmas." More

Sep 08, 2011

Band of Horses took a quick break from their tour last night to stop by the Conan studios and entertain television audiences with "Infinite Arms." More

Sep 08, 2011

While depictions of the future in movies have a less than stellar track-record, as evident in this fan-made infographic, shoemaking conglomerate Nike apparently has been busy trying to make as least one what-if scenario of the 21st century into reality. More

Band of Horses Announce Tour Dates

Makeup For Canceled Kings of Leon Tour

Aug 03, 2011

Band of Horses announced today they’ll be doing a short makeup tour for recently canceled dates. More

Arcade Fire, Florence and the Machine, and Black Keys Nominated For Grammys

Mumford & Sons, Okkervil River, and Goldfrapp, and Gorillaz Also Receive Nods

Dec 02, 2010

Last night, this year’s Grammy nominations were announced. Among the bevy of expected commercial artists (Hello Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Eminem) a fair number of Under the Radar-friendly artists received recognition for their accomplishments More

Band of Horses’ Ben Birdwell Presents “Birdsmell and Friends”

December 10, 2010 at the Pour House in Charleston, SC

Dec 01, 2010

Last month, Sup Pop lost vice-president Andy Kotowicz to a car accident. Since then, both Sup Pop bands and non-label heavy hitters alike have come together to support the Kotowicz family both emotionally and financially. The latest in a long line of kindred spirits is Band of Horses’ Ben Birdwell. More

Sup Pop Auctions Off Rare Items For Kotowicz Family Foundation

Muse, Foo Fighters, Band of Horses, Conan O'Brien, and Rolling Stones Donate

Nov 24, 2010

Last month, Sup Pop lost vice president Andy Kotowicz to a tragic car accident. He left behind his wife and baby daughter. Recently Sup Pop bands put together a tribute concert to their fallen friend—but it appears the Kotowicz story was bigger than the Seattle label.Now, non-label heavy hitters, including Muse, Foo Fighters, Band of Horses, Bon Iver, The Dead Weather, and Rolling Stones have contributed to an auction to raise money for the Kotowicz family. We have the details.

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Nov 16, 2010

Today, Band of Horses premiered their video “Dilly" via the Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB)—making them the first band to receive such an honor. More

Oct 07, 2010

Band of Horses has Georgia on their minds. Inspired by Cee Lo’s recently leaked single “Georgia,” they’ve teamed with the University of Georgia Marching band for their take on the song. We have the details. 

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Band of Horses = Coolest Wedding Band Ever

Band Stops By a Norwegian Wedding

Sep 08, 2010

After a Norwegian fan proposed at their show, the Band of Horses stopped by the happy couple’s nuptials to play the ever so appropriate “Marry Song.”  We have the video.  More

Band of Horses Confirms Support Acts for Fall 2010 U.S. Tour

Jenny and Johnny, Besnard Lakes, Admiral Radley, and more set to lend their talents.

Aug 16, 2010

Band of Horses has rounded up a few familiar and friendly faces to help support their fall North American tour set to commence on September 24, 2010. The tour will begin in Berkeley, California and will make its way through nearly 20 other cities More

Jul 16, 2010

Band of HorsesInfinite Arms wasn't too thrilling, but true country-rock crooners persevere. The Southern band's new video for "Laredo" features lots of footage of the band cruising down California State Route 62. We have the clip.  More

Jun 17, 2010

This Friday, June 18th, Band of Horses will be playing a free show in New York’s Grand Central Terminal in support of new album, Infinite Arms. We have the details.  More

Photos from Sasquatch Music Festival 2010 - Dirty Projectors, My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses

Plus Mumford and Sons, Public Enemy, Edward Sharpe, The xx, and more

Jun 03, 2010

Last weekend (May 29th - 31st), Sasquatch! ruled The Gorge with performances from Band of Horses, Dr. Dog, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, My Morning Jacket, The xx, Public Enemy, Mumford and Sons, Dirty Projectors, Tallest Man on Earth, and many more. We sent Under the Radar writer/photographer Robin Bacior down to cover the action. Check out a full gallery of her photos here. More

Twilight: Eclipse Soundtrack Now Streaming

Album Preview Available for 24 Hours

Jun 02, 2010

As previously announced, Twilight’s newest installment Eclipse includes contributions several Under the Radar-friendly bands including Vampire Weekend, Florence and the Machine, Metric, and a show-stopping duet between Beck and Bat For Lashes. Today, for a scant 24 hours, the powers that be are offering a preview of the album in full. More

May 21, 2010

Check out Band of Horses performing "Laredo" on Late Night with David Letterman. More

Austin City Limits Lineup Announced

Yeasayer, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, and Monsters of Folk, Among Others, Set to Play

May 18, 2010

Festival fans rejoice, the lineup for 2010’s Austin City Limits has been announced. Lineup includes Muse, Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, and Vampire Weekend, among others. We have the full details. More

Twilight: Eclipse Soundtrack Tracklist Announced, Includes Beck and Bat For Lashes Collaboration

Also Features Metric, Vampire Weekend, Florence and the Machine, Muse, Fanfarlo, and Others

May 12, 2010

Today the third Twilight film Eclipse's soundtrack was announced. This time Under the Radar-friendly artists Metric, Beck, Bat For Lashes, and Florence and the Machine join the franchise who's last installment included Thom Yorke, Lykke Li, and Grizzly Bear. More

Stream New Band of Horses Album Now

Infinite Arms out Next Week

May 12, 2010

Can't wait another week for the new Band of Horses album to be released? Band of Horses is streaming their third album, Infinite Arms, on their official website. KCRW is also previewing the album. More

Photos from New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival by David Redfern: Band of Horses and more

Plus: Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket, The Dead Weather, and Elvis Perkins

May 10, 2010

Legendary music photographer David Redfern was down at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival earlier this month. We've just posted a gallery of Under the Radar-friendly artists who Redfern shot at the festival, including photos of Band of Horses, My Morning Jacket, Elvis Costello, The Dead Weather, and Elvis Perkins in Dearland. More

Band of Horses Release Making of Video for New Album

Infinite Arms to be released May 18

May 05, 2010

Band of Horses have released a video that gives a window into the making of their new album, Infinite Arms. Recording started in October, 2008 at Muscle Shoals in Alabama. It took nearly two years to complete Infinite Arms and the video shows footage of how the album came to life. We have the video.

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Band of Horses Show Off Video, “NW Apt”

Infinite Arms Out May 18th

Apr 29, 2010

Infinite Arms, the newest album from Band of Horses is out May 18th. In celebration, promotion, and anticipation, the band has released a video for new single "NW Apt." We have the clip. More

Apr 01, 2010

The next step in the long line of pre-album hype, Band of Horses has revealed the track list for upcoming third album, Infinite Arms, along with the video for first single "Compliments." We have the track list, video and tour dates. More

Mar 22, 2010

By the third day of SXSW the lack of sleep was really catching up to us. As with the day before, we had to wake up early again to conduct a photo-shoot (three of them in fact), which again left no time for day parties. By the time the evening rolled around we were already burnt out, but still game to check out more bands. Alas, Friday offered little other than underwhelming sets, including ones by a shy Swedish duo and a surprisingly dark hyped Brooklyn band. More

Mar 22, 2010

Staff photographer and Under the Radar's Co-Publisher/Co-Founder, Wendy Lynch Redfern, was down in Austin, Texas for SXSW 2010. Check out a gallery of her photos from the third day of the music portion of SXSW 2010. The gallery includes photos of Band of Horses, jj, The Antlers, and The Drums. More

Band of Horses Anounce Tour with Pearl Jam

Seattle Citizenship is Thicker Than Blood

Mar 11, 2010

Band of Horses is taking to the road for a long string of dates, including a series of nights as an opening act for fellow Seattle band Pearl Jam. Additional dates include She & Him and Widespread Panic. Band of Horses recently announced the details for their third album, Infinite Arms, due out May 18th. We have the info. More

Band of Horses Unveil Third LP’s Cover Artwork

Infinite Arms to Be Released on Three Labels

Mar 08, 2010

The Low Country rockers known as Band of Horses are planning to release their third long-player, Infinite Arms, on May 18th. The release has three labels: Brown Records, Fat Possum, and Columbia. And that's the star-swirling cover art above. More

Read Interviews with Artists Playing Coachella

Under the Radar articles on Those Performing This Weekend

Apr 16, 2009

We have posted to our website select previous Under the Radar interviews with some of the great artists playing the Coachella festival this weekend. If you're heading out to the festival, then check out these interviews at the links below to either give you a primer on an unfamiliar artist or remind you why they are one of your favorites whose set you will definitely be catching. Even if you're not hitting the desert festival, this is a great collection of back issue content newly posted to the site. More



Reviews

Why Are You OK

Why Are You OK

Interscope

Jun 24, 2016

For a while after 2012's Mirage RockBand of Horses' awkward, uncomfortable attempt at the mainstream, it seemed possible that the album would be the band's last artistic statement.  More

Green Man Festival 2013 - Edwyn Collins, The Horrors, Low, Fuck Buttons, Band of Horses, and more

Sep 06, 2013

The Green Man Festival has, in the 10 years since its inception, evolved from a one-day, 300-capacity campfire folk show into a week-long, eclectic event playing home to some 22,000 guests. Amongst British festival-goers it has a reputation as one of the summer's highlights and is spoken of as being a world away from the laddish, lager lout-infested, drug-peddling havens that make up the larger part of the Brit festival circuit. More

Mirage Rock

Mirage Rock

Brown/Columbia

Sep 18, 2012

At this point in Band of Horses' story arc, Ben Bridwell is the sole remaining member from the days of their debut Everything All the Time, and one of only two holdovers from their breakthrough Cease to BeginMirage Rock is by roughly the same unit that put together the underwhelming Infinite Arms, and continues the shifts in direction that started there. More

Sasquatch! Festival, The Gorge, George, WA

June 29th, 2010

Jun 04, 2010

Thousands of North Westerners packed the normally barren fields of George, WA with bare-bones camping gear and their most exotic festival apparel to witness the epic line-up of Sasquatch! 2010. The list was stacked, and showed why the festival had already sold out by early spring with performances by Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and  Vampire Weekend among others. More

SXSW Day 3 Recap – Band of Horses, jj, The Drums, and The Antlers (Friday, March 20, 2010)

Mar 22, 2010

By the third day of SXSW the lack of sleep was really catching up to us. As with the day before, we had to wake up early again to conduct a photo-shoot (three of them in fact), which again left no time for day parties. By the time the evening rolled around we were already burnt out, but still game to check out more bands. Alas, Friday offered little other than underwhelming sets, including ones by a shy Swedish duo and a surprisingly dark hyped Brooklyn band. More

Coachella 2009 Day Two

April 18th, 2009

Apr 20, 2009

Day two of Coachella 2009 failed to top day one, in part because of a weak headliner. But the second day did feature strong sets from M.I.A., Jenny Lewis, and Fleet Foxes. More