Band of Horses has IT. - Oh My Rockness

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Band of Horses has IT.

May 12, 2006
This band rocks my world, so pardon me if I gush disgustingly over them. It's hard for me to be hyperbole free when talking about Band of Horses, but their debut album on Sub Pop, Everything All the Time, is clearly my favorite for Best Album of 2006, and I'm tempted to say it's a favorite of the decade. Point blank, these Seattle guys make for one of the finest new bands I've heard in a long time. Think Flaming Lips meets Rogue Wave meets Akron/Family meets a little bit of Nada Surf, and you're left with pretty much perfect sad-shine pop that is right up there with anything their label mates, The Shins have produced (in fact, I might like Band of Horses even more). They have a knack for writing songs that stick.

I saw Band of Horses open for Iron and Wine a long while back and remember being impressed, but something clearly happened in the many months between that show and this album. Now, Band of Horses are more than just an impressive opening act. They are well on their way to becoming indie super stars, and I can't wait to see for myself how they've grown. There should be no backlash to their sure fame. The acclaim isn't about hype and hip haircuts. It's just about recognizing real talent. This band's got it.

I'm anticipating this show more than any show in my recent memory.

Band of Horses play 2 shows at Schubas, Tuesday, June 6th, and Wednesday, June 7th.


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