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The Return Of Band Of Horses – Cease To Begin

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bandofhorses The Return Of Band Of Horses   Cease To Begin

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Each Note Secure was and is a big fan of Band Of Horses. We got a chance to see them live here in Cincinnati a couple times after the release of their excellent debut album, Everything All The Time and are anxious to hear more from the band. Lots of changes for the band though, as Ben Bridwell, the lead singer, is the only returning member to the group and has also decided to grow and crazy beard (pic above). The new album is due out October 9th from SubPop.

Ben also did a great interview with Pitchfork today, where he goes on several tangents, including a rant about a recent show in San Diego, take note video tapers!

But then you had all these kids up front, that seemed so disinterested in the show and didn’t look up at the stage or anything. They just kind of sat there in front of the stage. Just seemed like they didn’t want to be there at all, until we played “The Funeral”. So all of a sudden you had these people that seemed so disinterested in the show all, somehow at the same time, pull their cameras out of their bags and start filming.

So I’m sitting there– now they’re really interested in this one song– and they still won’t make eye contact, looking through their little lenses, taping this one song for their blogs or for their fucking YouTube [accounts] or whatever, and it was just so annoying. It’s like, this show is already going south, and these people that seem disinterested are only here to further their YouTube accounts or their blogs or whatever, and it just pissed me off.

It was really annoying. It was just scratching at the surface of what’s happening to shows lately. Everybody’s got a camera in their pocket, and they turn it on to just, I don’t know, exploit us in some way or further their own projects or whatever the fuck they’re doing with their websites and shit. It’s become a little bit ridiculous, and it was just a bit unnerving, and [with] the situation with the show and everything, all the stars lined up and I got pissed off.

And on the new album, Cease To Begin ………

I guess the first record had some kind of country-ish leanings and things [but] I think there’s maybe a little bit more of [that] feeling on it, a little more down-home, I guess, and not so much indie rock.

And on his new beard……

Man, you should see. I just went to this coffee shop to do some internet-ing outside, and the amount of kids that stop and stare and get frightened is out of control. I’m scaring the shit of kids, literally, every time I step out of the house.

And even a bit on our Cincinnati Reds and baseball…..

BB: No, I grew up with the Braves, but after Gary Sheffield, John Rocker, and that kind of shit, I became a little disinterested in that team’s attitude.

Pitchfork: I’m a Reds fan, and there have been some rumors of Ken Griffey, Jr. going back to the Mariners, which I’d be a little distressed about.

BB: We would gladly have him. I’d love to see him retire– I know he wanted to go and be with his dad’s home team, but we love us some Griffey in Seattle. We would love to have even one more season, to see that swing in Seattle once again. People are just in love with him in Seattle.

Upcoming Tour Dates….

07-22 Brooklyn, NY – McCarren Park Pool #
08-01 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre *^
08-03 Kansas City, MO – City Market *^
08-04 Iowa City, IA – Picador ^
08-06 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel Club Lounge ^
08-07 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club ^
08-09 South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground ^
08-10 Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rossa ^
08-11 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace ^
08-12 Buffalo, NY – Traif Music Hall ^
08-13 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick ^
08-15 Columbus, OH – LC Amphitheater *^
08-16 Cleveland, OH – Warner Cable Amphitheatre *^
08-17 Northampton, MA – Pines Theatre *^
08-18 Mansfield, MA – Tweeter Center (Download Festival)
08-19 Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier * ^!
08-21 Louisville, KY – Lousville Gardens * ^
08-22 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium *^
09-02 Chicago, IL – Charter One Pavilion (Download Festival)

# with Annuals, Oxford Collapse
* with Modest Mouse
^ with Love as Laughter
! with Clipse

Posted by Joe Long   @   20 July 2007 7 comments

7 Comments

Comments
Jul 20, 2007
11:06 am
#1 dave :

Great post. I’m really psyched for this one. Ought to be worth the wait.

Jul 20, 2007
3:52 pm
#2 theuprock :

Good article. I never really read up about newer bands that I like until significant time’s passed, so I can get a feel for who they really are in the spotlight. It’s good to see someone (whom I enjoy a lot) take a stand for what they feel. I can personally see how the things he talked about on-stage could grind on an artist. But I don’t get his point though about what people do with the video afterwards. How is anyone exploiting you by putting a post up on their page/YouTube in order to cherish a memory of seeing a band they really like?

Further, his general attitude and profanity probably has a lot to do with why he’s the only returning original member of the first BoH incarnation. Go figure.

Either way, Everything All The Time is still at the top of my favorite albums list this year and has been in heavy rotation since it first dropped.

Jul 21, 2007
11:18 am

I get to see the band at the Download Festival on 8/18! Can’t wait!

Jul 23, 2007
3:05 pm
#4 Euro60 :

I can’t wait to hear the new stuff from BoH. The crazy beard pic and how the new sound is described makes me think they are becoming the ‘new’ early-My Morning Jacket.

Didn’t realize they were touring with Modest Mouse, so it looks like I’ll be going to Columbus on Aug. 15 after all :-)

Aug 22, 2007
11:06 pm
#5 rosemary :

Ben complained about me (at the SD show) but then plays the “Download Festival.” The guy does not cease to amuse me.

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