General Info Members:The band’s members have changed over time (a lot), but the current members are: Ben Bridwell (singer, songwriter, guitarist, bassist), Ryan Monroe (keyboards), Tyler Ramsey (songwriter, vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, percussion) Bill Reynolds (bassist, songwriter, producer, engineer, mixer), Creighton Barrett (drummer) Biography:Band of Horses was founded in 2004 by Ben Bridwell after he split from his previous band, Carissa’s Wierd, in Seattle. They caught attention of Sub Pop Records after opening for Iron & Wine. They have released four albums since their inception, but Infinite Arms was the most successful album for the band, earning them a Grammy in 2010. It was the first album that all of five of the current members all collaborated on together. They are currently working on their fifth album, which is due to be released this year.
Major Discography: Everything All the Time (2006) Cease to Begin (2007) Infinite Arms (2010) Mirage Rock (2012)
Suggested Listening: The first song I ever heard by them was “Is There a Ghost,” but “No One’s Gonna Love You” was the song that drew me in. I am all about starting at the beginning, but these are a few of my favorites:
Physical Reaction/Live Show: I absolutely love Band of Horses, and this will be my fifth time seeing them live. They are definitely a more chill live show. They play all of their radio hits and really put it all out. They always seem to be enjoying themselves when playing. They would be the perfect early evening band, to chill out and listen to, while sitting in the grass with friends. Personal Notes: I am big on lyrics and songwriting, and this band just does it for me. The lyric are so romantic and wistful and the combination of Ben’s voice with the accompanying harmonies makes them one of my favorite bands. I cannot wait to see them again, they always put on such a great show.