Album: Band of HorsesMonday, 28th June, 2010 | No Comments »
Infinite Arms – 2008’s Cease to Begin was a surprise beautiful masterpiece in Americana. Back with the follow-up, the Seattle balladeers with a country chip on their shoulder have decided to walk the same road of dusty quiet epics. Fans of Kings of Leon can learn a thing or two from Band of Horses.
While Kings started well but quickly reached U2 heights of irrelevance with their latest album which ran with the mantle of nothing lyrics and pretty-boy looks, ugly rat-men Band of Horses show how this style of music can be done just right with no gimmicks or cover shoots. Opener ‘Factory’ is a soft string-riff driven intro that eases you into their world. By the time the upbeat ‘Dilly’ bounds on with its Wilco harmonies and sunshine chorus it’s more than clear that Band of Horses are one of America’s greatest hopes.