From what I gather, Band of Horses isn’t on a par with Bob Dylan in the Music Matt Likes hierarchy, but they’re still a band that he likes enough to pre-order and wait with anticipation as the album streams to his IPod. In fact, last week when Infinite Arms was released, Matt tweeted: “Downloading my iTunes pre-order of the new Band of Horses record. Can’t wait to listen!” I’m sure he loved it too; it’s a terrific album. You can get their song Laredo for free at Amazon right now.
Band of Horses hails from Seattle originally and are now based in South Carolina. That just about wraps up their sound as well, as it is an epic mix of indie and pop-powered tunes, with harmonies reminiscent of their new neighbors NeedToBreathe.
Watch for a new song called “Life On Earth” on the upcoming Eclipse soundtrack.
Infinite Arms – live. This is a song off their new release, Infinite Arms.
The Funeral – official video. This is off their 2006 Everything All the Time. Another really good album.
Is There a Ghost – official video. This is off their 2007 Cease To Begin.
Matt just wrapped up his tour with NeedToBreathe and GRO and will be in studio next month doing some recording, before hitting the road again in July. While this is GREAT news, it leaves us with some blog space to fill and what better way than to see who Matt is inspiring and influencing with his music.
I give you…..xswankydorkx.….and a lovely cover of State Lines.
Twitter led me to a nice little blog called The Gist Network and a Music Monday review of Matt’s music.
Yesterday my friend Erin came over for homemade sangria and some porch sittin’. She said we had to listen to her new favorite musician, Matt Hires. So we popped in the CD, and it added the perfect touch to our lazy, spring Sunday afternoon[...] Me thinks there’s an even bigger future in store for this young artist.
Thanks to our friend Violet who was at the Troubador last night, we have this adorable picture, plus bootleg of Matt’s entire set which is on her youtube channel (and will be yoinked over to our Bootleg videos asap). Thanks for thinking of us, Vi!