I am beyond pumped for the Band of Horses junior release, Infinite Arms, which comes out May 18, 2010 on Brown/Fat Possum/Columbia Records. I absolutely adored BOH lead singer Ben Bridwell’s cover of “Sometimes Always” with Nashville singer-songwriter Courtney Jaye earlier this year, and hearing that duet made me yearn for Bridwell’s crystal clear vocals and some new material. Now, the countdown begins.
I’ll let the press release do the talking:
“Produced by Band of Horses with additional production from Phil Ek, mixed by Dave Sardy, and recorded over a 16-month period, the songs on Infinite Arms project the essence of the different locales across America that became the setting for the recording and songwriting process behind the album. The rich musical heritage of Muscle Shoals, AL, the sublime beauty of Asheville’s Blue Ridge Mountains, the glamorous Hollywood Hills and the vast Mojave desert all influenced the sounds on Infinite Arms and helped yield the group’s most focused and dynamic recordings to date. The serene woods of Northern Minnesota and the band’s native Carolinas inspired the songwriting, lending the compositions an air of comfort and familiarity.”
Many tour dates have been announced with more being added to the schedule very soon.