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Band of Horses

Friday, July 25, 2014

It’s only been a few days since I last saw Band of Horses. And with a career that requires me to listen to new tunes non-stop, I’m still having a difficult time shaking the sounds that graced my ears last Sunday. We’ve been fans of the band since 2006’s Everything All the Time, but there was a different spotlight on Band of Horses in this strictly acoustic show—a performance at Seattle’s beautiful Moore Theatre, which crossed out about the only damn place in BoH’s former hometown they hadn’t already played. Those beloved tunes—the piano-led “Funeral,” a sparse “No One’s Gonna Love You” and deliciously southern “Everything’s Gonna be Undone,” to name a few—highlighted the guys’ raw songwriting and vocal talents with some tear-summoning acoustic arrangements. In fact, do yourself a favor and check out the recently released Acoustic at the Ryman for further evidence. With a stripped-down show marking the band’s Newport debut, it also makes it an appearance not to miss.

– Tyler Kane

      Assistant Editor, Paste Magazine