Band of Horses
Band of Horses, previously known as Horses, is an American rock band formed in 2004 in Seattle by Ben Bridwell. The band's current lineup features Bridwell, Ryan Monroe, Tyler Ramsey, Bill Reynolds, and Creighton Barrett.
Vocalist Bridwell has been likened to Jim James of My Morning Jacket, early Neil Young, and Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips.
Ben Bridwell (vocals, guitar) formed Band of Horses in 2004 after the break-up of his previous band, Carissa's Wierd, along with bassist Chris Early and drummer Tim Meinig. They were soon joined by former Carissa's Wierd bandleader Mat Brooke (guitar, vocals). The band initially received attention from Sub Pop after opening for Iron & Wine during Seattle area shows. In 2005, the band released Tour EP, which was sold at shows and on Sub Pop's website.
Their first full-length album, Everything All the Time, was recorded in 2005 with producer Phil Ek and released by Sub Pop on March 21, 2006. The album features the band's original four-piece lineup, although both Tim Meinig and Sera Cahoone receive drumming credits. Bridwell, Meinig and Early did not see eye to eye creatively and the two left soon after the recording of the album. For the...
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