Band of Horses was an integral part of my somber soundtrack during my quarter-life crisis candlelit baths. Starting with their 2006 album Everything All The Time (which featured their first single “Our Swords”), Band of Horses consistently put out music for my quiet nights alone, namely “Detlef Schrempf” (from Cease to Begin, 2007), and “Infinite Arms” (from Infinite Arms, 2010). I’ll have to admit I might have been too preoccupied with electro/nu disco when they put out Mirage Rock in 2012 to have given it the love it deserved.
But here I am, listening to their latest release Why Are You OK and already with the first song, “Dull Times/The Moon” immediately takes me back to my 2010 self, and I’m not mad thanks to their consistency of good clean rock.
It was time for a good indie rock album like this for the summer drives ahead (like War on Drugs Lost In A Dream was for us all in 2014, you know what I mean desert people!).
Thanks again Seattle & Band of Horses for another good rock album to keep us grounded.
Stream Band of Horses’s Why Are You OK here.