You know Band of Horses, don't you? If not, let one of our contributing music writers, Brandon Widder, tell you a bit about them:
[WILD HORSES] Expectations were high when producer Glyn Johns stepped in to helm Band of Horsesâ latest effort, Mirage Rock. Why wouldn't they be? The man engineered the first Zeppelin album, for Christâs sake. With Its flannel-clad naivety coming undone, the bandâs last album shifted into the Southern-psychedelic expanses and soft-rock touchiness of its Sub Pop contemporaries, but Johns' undeniable touch gave Mirage Rock just as much a CSNY shine as â90s-alt-rock polish. Frontman Ben Bridwellâs tenor is honeyed as ever, his epiphany-laden lyrics in full Carolina swing, but the reverb-heavy guitars still owe just as much to Dinosaur Jr as the Stones.
If that doesn't convince you, perhaps we should also remind you of that time, a few years ago, when they closed out MusicfestNW at Pioneer Courthouse Square. It was fairly magical.