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Band of Horses

by The Staff on February 20, 2014


Is it troubling that Seattle indie rockers Band of Horses have gone all greatest-hits on us?

The band scored a Grammy nomination in 2010 and have been consistently popular in Europe but, for the most part, they’ve fallen slightly outside the indie Americana spotlight of kindred acts like Iron and Wine, Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes. Which has only stoked their fanbase for the prospect of a record like Acoustic at the Ryman, a forthcoming collection of their better past songs, performed live and acoustic in Nashville. And going by the rate at which their stop in Albany sold out, trouble is the furthest thing from anyone’s mind.

Having grown out of the Seattle scene with backing from Sub Pop, the band relocated to frontman Ben Bridwell’s home state of South Carolina after their Phil Ek-produced breakout debut. Mirage Rock was their most recent full-length, released in 2012.

Band of Horses will play the Egg (Empire State Plaza, Albany) on Sunday (Feb. 23) at 8 PM. Tickets are $30. Call 473-1845 for more info.