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An Irish based alternative music blog. Music news, gigs, live reviews, album reviews... You'll find them here. If you want anything featured or removed, please shout. I hope you'll discover something new to love on this little experiment of mine. Currently editing the Music Section of the UCC Express and contributing to Motley magazine on campus, as well as writing for PopCultureMonster and 4FortyFour. Always looking for new projects so please get in touch if interested. Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Band of Horses Announce New Album!

Wow. May 18th is shaping up to be a great day for me anyway. Yesterday I was rambling about bluesy Ohio duo The Black Keys releasing their new album on that day, and today I was delighted to read that Band of Horses are to release album number three on the same day!

Pitchfork have reported that the record will be called Infinite Arms and was helmed by Phil Ek, who produced the bands other two (and equally gorgeous) records, Cease to Begin and Everything all the Time. This record features all five members of the band for the first time on one record, prompting frontman Ben Bridwell to remark that this, in many ways, is the bands first album. I can't recommend these guys highly enough. Stunning vocals (think Wayne Coyne, Neil Young and Jim James rolled into one) coupled with gorgeous guitars. Simplicity reigns supreme yet again...

Check out the live version of "Is There a Ghost", as performed on Letterman, below; and if you have the time have a look at "The Funeral", "The General Specific" and "Ode to LRC" for more!

The previous two records, Cease to Begin and Everything All The Time are available on Subpop and, while there is no confirmation as yet, I would imagine this one will be too. Infinite Arms will be in stores on May 18th.

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