Biography

Band of Horses is a band from Seattle, formed in 2004 by the vocalist Ben Bridwell. He decided to start a new band after the break-up of his previous group. There were no problems with finding new musicians, and soon Band of Horses began to play in Seattle. During one joint show with Iron & Wine Ben and the musicians of his band attracted attention of Sub Pop. Later the contract was signed and Band of Horses started to work in the studio. In 2005 they released their first EP titled Tour EP. First records were sold exclusively during the shows only and on Sub Pop's official website.

In 2005 the band started recording their first full-length album, and by 2006 everything was ready. The debut album was titled Everything All the Time and it received fair reviews. However, there were some changes within the group: soon after Everything All the Time was ready, Band of Horses got the new drummer: Creighton Barrett. The first single from the debut album The Funeral was used in many TV shows, computer games and advertisements. The band was gaining popularity, and in 2006 the musicians were invited to Late Show with David Letterman, where they performed The Funeral. By that time Mat Brooke had already quitted the band. He noted that he had never been a formal member. It all started when during one show Ben invited him to play couple of songs. Mat agreed, and later he even participated in the album recording. Brooke said that Band of Horses was first of all Ben’s project, and Mat wanted to see what he could do by himself. Thereby he started the band Grand Archives. They signed to Sub Pop and released two records.

The group’s second studio work Cease To Begin was released in 2007. At that moment the trio of Ben Bridwell, Creighton Barrett and Rob Hampton was the core of the band. Ryan Monroe played the keyboards. The album Cease To Begin turned out to be very successful: it was named 47th best album of 2007 by Rolling Stone. Also in 2007 Tyler Ramsey and Bill Reynolds joined the Band of Horses. In 2010 the band released their third studio work titled Infinite Arms. It was produced by the members of Band of Horses, with additional help from Phil Ek. Many musical magazines already gave the album good reviews, and the original sound of Seattle band will be enjoyed both by the old fans and by those who have not listened to Band of Horses yet.

Studio Albums

Band of Horses, Why Are You OK mp3Why Are You OK
2016
  • Folk Rock
  • Indie Rock
Band of Horses, Mirage Rock mp3Mirage Rock
2012
  • Indie Pop
  • Indie Rock
Band of Horses, Mirage Rock (Deluxe Edition) mp3Mirage Rock (Deluxe Edition)
2012
  • Indie Rock
  • Indie Pop
Band of Horses, Infinite Arms mp3Infinite Arms
Band Of Horses’ third record is very integral and organic. There are enough smart thoughts on Infinite Arms, arrangements rich in their sound, memorable tunes and of course faultless vocals with the widest range
2010
  • Alt-Country
  • Americana
  • Indie Rock
Band of Horses, Cease to Begin mp3Cease to Begin
2007
  • Alt-Country
  • Folk Pop
  • Folk Rock
  • Indie Pop
  • Indie Rock
Band of Horses, Everything All the Time mp3Everything All the Time
2006
  • Alt-Country
  • Folk Rock
  • Indie Rock
  • Jangle Pop

Lives

Band of Horses, Acoustic At The Ryman mp3Acoustic At The Ryman
2014
  • Indie Rock
  • Americana