Band of Horses is getting back in the saddle and releasing a new studio album called Mirage Rock on September 18th.
For the uninitiated, Band of Horses formed in Seattle, but listening to their music you’d think they grew up in the woods somewhere in the South – jangly folk arrangements, vocalist Ben Bridwell’s croon (which sounds a bit like My Morning Jacket’s Jim James) and their earnest, uplifting song structures call to mind other bands like Grizzly Bear, Blitzen Trapper and Fleet Foxes. The whole Southern-inspired blues-rock renaissance that has gripped the music world the past five years or so is best exemplified by Band of Horses and their peers, and this new album should be another great example of this burgeoning movement.
Their fourth album overall and first since 2010′s Infinite Arms (which was well-received by mostly everyone), Mirage Rock is led by its first single, Knock Knock. Watch the music video below:
You’ll feel taken just by looking at Mirage Rock‘s gorgeous album cover – the colors and imagery evoke feelings of tranquility, peace, and satisfaction, which are coincidentally three adjectives that will likely fit the mood of the album itself (if Knock Knock is any indication).
The band is also taking part in this year’s Railroad Revival tour, alongside Jamey Johnson, John C. Reilly & Friends, and the great Willie Nelson & Family.