Monday, 7 August 2017

Band of Horses - The Funeral

Way out West is now in the building state, in a few days the festival will kick in and the music will fly free in Slottsskogen here in Gothenburg. So for the upcoming week we lay all the focus on this festival, music, stories and of course some pictures.

In the mid-oughties a flanellwearing army of american men with guitars once again marched on the recording industry. And, with their beards proudly waving like pennants in the wind, BAND OF HORSES walked first point. Ben Bridwell and his comrades brought a sense of epic mystery to an otherwise earth-bound genre. Each Band of Horses-song bringing the sense of a frail human being singing his questions into the void of the night sky. But after years of searching for inspiration outside — rocky shores, dense woods, desert plains — Ben has, on latest album ”Why are you ok”, uncovered a new conduit by growing roots: being a husband and a father, and channeling the resulting sense of exploration, uncertainty, fear, love, and courage into his music. And, luckily for us, it turns out those more down at home-feelings translate into music just as epic as we´re used to from BAND OF HORSES.

Since forming the band in Seattle back in 2004, Ben Bridwell and his BAND OF HORSES has released five album. Break out album ”Cease to Begin” in 2007 was followed by ”infinite Arms” in 2010, debuting in the US top ten and going on to be nominated for a Grammy. Last years ”Why are you ok” was recorded with help from Jason Lytle (Grandaddy) and Rick Rubin (50% of all good music from the last 30 years).

Today's tune "The Funeral" is a song by the American rock band BAND OF HORSES, taken from their debut studio album "Everything All the Time" (2006). The alternative rock song was written by the band members. The song was released as the debut single from the band and lead single from the album. A live version of the song appeared earlier on the band's self-titled EP, under the original name "Billion Day Funeral".

In August 2009, Pitchfork Media named "The Funeral" the 67th-greatest song of the 2000s. On the surface the video tells the story of a man whose dog has died. Saddened by his loss, the man drowns his sorrows in alcohol. He then drives under the influence and the end of the video suggests he crashes head-on into a delivery truck.

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