Friday, April 2, 2010
Yesterday, the Internets went into a frenzied overload when one of my absolute favorite bands, Band of Horses, released a free download of its new video for "Compliments." It's been awhile since the South Carolina via Seattle indie-Southern-country-rock fivesome has released an album, and I am currently in the midst of dying for the release of Infinite Arms on May 18th.
Admittedly, my penchant for alt-country slow jams originally turned me onto Band of Horses. They put a shoegaze spin on songs like "I Go To The Barn Because I Like The" and "No One's Gonna Love You." And those vocals... Ben Bridwell's voice makes me wanna leave the one I'm with.
So, when "Compliments" came out yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised to hear the guys making more of an effort to rock out versus sway side to side, staring at their shoelaces. This song is a noticeable change, a slight twist on the band's indie-Southern-country-rock thang. It's a solid track, but I still hope the boys don't completely walk away from the kind of songs that turned me on to the band in the first place.
The Infinite Arms track listing:
4) Blue Beard
5) On My Way Back Home
6) Infinite Arms
8) Evening Kitchen
10) For Annabelle
11) NW Apt.