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Band of Horses

Crafting driving, rootsy, rock, Band of Horses have become one of the stars of the US indie scene and drawn huge critical acclaim for their ambitious, cinematic Americana and lush, classic melodies. Led by front man Ben Bridwell, the band formed in Seattle after the demise of his former group Carissa's Wierd and were signed up by cult independent label Sub Pop after being spotted supporting Iron And Wine. Relocating to South Carolina for second album Cease To Begin (2007) proved a turning point, as the band embraced country influences and the more rural environment, and started to draw comparisons with Neil Young and My Morning Jacket. Infinite Arms (2010) enhanced their reputation further, earning a Grammy Award nomination and reaching Number 7 in the US charts, while single Laredo was rated as one of the Songs of the Year by Rolling Stone Magazine as the band went on to tour with Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon and Foo Fighters. They turned to legendary producer Glyn Johns (The Who, The Rolling Stones, Eagles) for fourth album Mirage Rock (2012), and created an epic, sprawling, slice of American country rock that acted as a celebration of the band finally in full confident stride.

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07-07-2011