11 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

These highlights from a two-night stand at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in the spring of 2013 present Band of Horses at their most austere and haunting. Studio versions were often obscured with deep wells of reverb and electric instrumentation, but here—with the players all reined in by acoustic instruments, and drummer Creighton Barrett virtually M.I.A.—it’s up to the harmonies and the underrated melodies of their best songs to pull the Seattle group through. And they do so with pianos tinkling and acoustic guitars strumming. “No One’s Gonna Love You,” “Detlef Schrempf,” and their debut single, “The Funeral,” sound as if they were written for these moments. The audience even gets a tad rowdier than expected, considering the tempos and the subject matter. Ben Bridwell’s in remarkable voice (“Neighbor” could be The Eagles singing harmony backstage together), and it’s likely that this is the album to convince folks who enjoy more traditional folk and country music to discover how much there's to relate to in this fine modern day group.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

These highlights from a two-night stand at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in the spring of 2013 present Band of Horses at their most austere and haunting. Studio versions were often obscured with deep wells of reverb and electric instrumentation, but here—with the players all reined in by acoustic instruments, and drummer Creighton Barrett virtually M.I.A.—it’s up to the harmonies and the underrated melodies of their best songs to pull the Seattle group through. And they do so with pianos tinkling and acoustic guitars strumming. “No One’s Gonna Love You,” “Detlef Schrempf,” and their debut single, “The Funeral,” sound as if they were written for these moments. The audience even gets a tad rowdier than expected, considering the tempos and the subject matter. Ben Bridwell’s in remarkable voice (“Neighbor” could be The Eagles singing harmony backstage together), and it’s likely that this is the album to convince folks who enjoy more traditional folk and country music to discover how much there's to relate to in this fine modern day group.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
99 Ratings
99 Ratings
Robertomedina1 ,

Amazing

I feel like these guys deserve more hype to them. Aside from them being great live their music is just amazing, they are "classic american rock band" and glad to see that there still is a band out there that delivers great music.

THE HAWK™ ,

I was there, maaan!

We were there for second of two shows BoH played at the Ryman in 2013. Although, the lead had just about blown his voice on the first night, they still put on a great show. The first half of both nights featured the rare acoustic sets that were compiled for this album. Super excited to hear that it is being Mastered and released on iTunes.

JCASE7 ,

PITCHFORK?

This is probably my favorite purchase ever and I’m only 3 songs in. Dead serious. Pitchfork gave this a 3.6? This is far superior to any crap electronic stuff that they give Best new music to. SEE YOU GUYS AT NEWPORT FOLK FEST!

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