Band of Horses Information
American rock band, Band of Horses, formed in Seattle in 2004 by Ben Bridwell after the break-up of his previous band, Carissa's Weird. They received initial attention after opening for Iron & Wine in Seattle. The band released the Tour EP in 2005 and it was on the Sub Pop's website. Sub Pop then released their first full-length album, "Everything All the Time," in 2005 with producer Phil Ek.
Founder Ben Bridwell relocated the band to South Carolina before recording their second album. Band of Horses toured Europe and North America in 2007 before releasing their second album, "Cease to Begin." This album was their first time on the U.S. Billboard 200 reaching No. 35. The album was also voted ninth best of 2007 by Paste magazine and 47th best by Rolling Stone. Band of Horses' third album, "Infinite Arms," was released in May of 2010 and entered the U.K. chart at No. 21 and No. 7 on the Billboard 200. The band spent the rest of 2010 and much of 2011 touring the U.S. and Europe with bands such as Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Pearl Jam, and Snow Patrol.
In April 2012, Ben Bridwell announced that Band of Horses' fourth studio album was scheduled for release in late 2012. This album, entitled "Mirage Rock," was released on September 18 and was preceded by the single, Knock Knock." "Mirage Rock" peaked at No. 20 on the U.K. Albums Chart and No. 13 on the U.S. Billboard 200.