Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New Band Of Horses On Tap For May

While it took a while for it to happen, Band Of Horses' second record Cease To Begin quickly became one of our favorite records of the past few years. The record is an expertly crafted songbook, with melodies and arrangements that are as at home on a sweet pair of headphones as they are on an old mono radio.

Given that, we were psyched to hear that the band's third full length, Infinite Arms (cover art above) is on tap to drop on May 18th. The band has released a single from the record entitled "Laredo" (stream below), and if it's any indication, they're right on track with the same elements that made Cease To Begin such a treat.

On top of the new material, the band is also touring in support of the record, with dates (below) throughout the spring. Apparently, more people are (deservedly) digging on these guys then we realized: most of the dates are at arenas or amphitheaters. While it breaks our hearts a little to see bands get away from the up close and personal, we have to admit these dudes deserve it.

Band Of Horses Spring 2010 Dates
Apr 23 Walnut Creek Amphitheater Raleigh, North Carolina
Apr 24 Walnut Creek Amphitheater Raleigh, North Carolina
Apr 26 40-Watt Athens, Georgia
Apr 28 The Fillmore Miami, Florida
Apr 29 House of Blues Orlando, Florida
May 1 Jazzfest New Orleans, Louisiana
May 2 Beale Street Music Festival Memphis, Tennessee
May 3 Sprint Center Kansas City, Missouri
May 4 Scottrade Center St. Louis, Missouri
May 6 Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio
May 9 Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, Ohio
May 10 HSBC Arena Buffalo, New York
May 13 Jiffy Lube Live Bristow, Virginia
May 15 XL Center Hartford, Connecticut
May 17 Verizon Wireless Music Ctr. Noblesville, Indiana
May 17 TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts
May 21 Madison Square Garden New York, New York
May 30 Les Schwab Amphitheater Bend, Oregon
May 31 Sasquatch George, Washington