The cheerful twang that characterizes Band of Horses’ songs and performances is residual. It is a sentimental, personal sound that has prominent and appreciated country roots, a sound that lingers with its infectious emotionality. As much as the members have changed over their decade as a band, Band of Horses has a consistency in quality and substance that has pervaded their music since the beginning. Their sound has a feverish rhythm that is both distilling and gripping, one that sways and swings like a powerful lullaby.
Thu., July 24, 8 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 23, 2014