Band of Horses is a band who exemplified the ability to capture the universal anxiety felt by a generation during the early millennial years. The group composed gorgeously crafted songs that were inclusive of its audience, making the band’s art all the more powerful. Ben Bridwell, the band’s lead vocalist created an atmosphere of dreamlike reclusion, with his high-flying vocals and eccentric enunciation serving as a beautiful prelude to a magnificent experience. The songs created by Band of Horses were full of profundity, truth, and at times offered homespun advice on how to live. Bridwell’s autobiographical style for the band’s sixth album, ‘Things are Great’ demonstrates the nebulous frustrations and quiet indignities of relationships, outlining the lengths individuals go through to make things right when they were wrong and vice versa. The band, consisting of long term members Ryan Monroe and Creighton Barrett and new members Matt Gentling (of Archers of Loaf) and guitarist Brett Nash, embark on a fresh new chapter, capturing the raw emotions and unpolished punk-rock spirit of its early days. The album is an epic documentation of the changes in life, and the band’s recapturing of the classic pattern of the hero’s journey shows that even though we may not find all the answers, we can all find ourselves, instilling hope in listeners.
Band of Horses are renowned for their ability to capture the generational anxiety of early millennials and transform it into powerful, inclusive art. Their music features gorgeously ragged epics with lead singer Ben Bridwell’s high-flying vocals and eccentric enunciation floating like a specter. The band’s songs are full of profound truths and homespun advice on how to live, making them anthems and touchstones for fans. Things Are Great, their latest album, sees them recapture the raw emotion and punk-rock spirit of their early days, documenting the shifts and connections in Bridwell’s life. Fans can enjoy presale access on Thursday, November 9 using code GREAT, with the public onsale beginning the following day.