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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


Such a great album!!

What just happened..?

Granted I've only been aware of this band for 5 years, but I am disconcerted that this latest release falls short of the esscence of their other CDs. Some bands are better off remaining true to their signature formula!

The Best Album I've Heard This Year

Beginning to end... recorded genius!!!


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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