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A decade in, and Ben Bridwell’s voice still rings true. Why Are You OK sees the South Carolina singer/songwriter enjoying guidance from both Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle and guru Rick Rubin. The result is his rock outfit’s most confident LP to date, an effort that pairs their rootsy anthemics (and Bridwell’s haloed tenor) with lush sonics and a newfound lyrical focus: family. “Dull Times / The Moon” is a two-part, seven-minute opener whose rivulets of dreamy guitar eventually give way to a flood of Neil Young-ian distortion. “In a Drawer” features a stunning cameo from J Mascis and “Casual Party” a melody shot through with glimmers of “The Great Salt Lake.”

Customer Reviews

Welp... I guess they're goners.

Maybe I'm out of line, but as a fan for a decade, this is disappointing.

Give me the first 3 albums and this and the last one can go to the trash.

I waited 4 years for what I was hoping would sound like their original sound. Instead it sounds like a teenage girls birthday party.

This one kicks like a mule!

I just listened to the complete album a couple of times, and this one might be my favorite. After Mirage rock I thought they might be moving away from the sound that made them my favorite band. I can stop holding my breath now because with the release of Why Are You Ok BOH is still making great sounding and thought provoking music.

Good job guys. Thanks for the awesome music!

Ohhhhhh Soooooo GOOD!!!

What am I doing… I’m leaving a review after the release of just 2 tracks!?!?

“In a Drawer” is a masterpiece and perhaps the accumulation of everything great BoH has written to date. It quickly became my favorite BoH song, coming from an O.G. fan.
If any additional tracks are as good as this one, my brain may explode!

Everything is building so well in the song and then appears J Mascis - elf’n Brilliant!!! How refreshing to hear J and such a compliment to the song. Whoever in BoH decided to hit up J for that chorus was so on point! Well done! I’m curious who the female vocal is now. Unless Ryan has some higher octaves he’s been holding back on, I’m thinking it may be another icon like Mascis selected for the female parts.

Can’t wait to hear more. These tracks have been on repeat ever since!
Goosebumps!!!

Biography

Formed: 2004 in Seattle, WA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Emerging in 2004 with a blend of woodsy midtempo rock and reverb-laden vocals, Band of Horses gained an audience in their native Northwest before Everything All the Time made them indie rock darlings. Multi-instrumentalists Ben Bridwell and Mat Brooke founded the group after an eight-year run with Carissa's Wierd, and an early concert alongside future labelmates Iron & Wine caught the attention of Sub Pop Records. Sub Pop signed Band of Horses in 2005 and reissued their self-released EP later that...
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