Band of Horses “Knock Knock” 09/25/12 – CONAN on TBS

Published on Sep 26, 2012 by teamcoco
Performing a track from their new album Mirage Rock.

Band of Horses stopped by Conan last night to play “Knock Knock,” the first single off their new album Mirage Rock. The indie-rockers sound grand and celebratory on the track, the charged, steady downstrokes amassing tension before it all breaks in the chorus, resolving into walls of guitar melodies with the entire band singing in unison.

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Band Of Horses preview another track from ‘Mirage Rock’ album

Band Of Horses have made a third track set to feature on their new album ‘Mirage Rock‘ available to preview online.

‘Slow Cruel Hands Of Time‘ is streaming via Soundcloud below, and follows the previous releases of ‘Dumpster World‘ and ‘Knock Knock‘. ‘Mirage Rock‘, is due for release on September 17th through Brown/Columbia Records, after being recorded with veteran producer Glyn Johns at Sunset Sound studios in Los Angeles. The LP follows 2010′s superb ‘Infinite Arms‘ record, and will be supported with four UK shows in November.

As previously reported on Live4ever, Band Of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell has been revealed to be a guest vocalist on Biffy Clyro‘s own new double album ‘Opposites‘.

“I got an email from our manager via their A&R rep asking if I’d be interested in singing on a couple of songs,” he told NME. “I’m a huge fan of those guys, especially of their last record, so I just freaked out. I couldn’t believe it.”

About the band

Band of Horses, originally known for a brief period as Horses, is an American indie rock band formed in 2004 in Seattle, United States (US), by Ben Bridwell. The band has released four studio albums, the most successful of which is 2010’s Grammy-nominated Infinite Arms. The band’s lineup, which included Mat Brooke for the debut album, has undergone several changes; although, the current members, Bridwell, Ryan Monroe, Tyler Ramsey, Bill Reynolds, and Creighton Barrett, have all been with the band for several years. Band of Horses’ fourth studio album, Mirage Rock, was released in September 2012.

Band of Horses toured Europe and North America in 2007, prior to the release of their second album. Joe Arnone was no longer part of the band, which now toured as a six-piece band following the addition of Matt Gentling (Archers of Loaf – bass), Robin Peringer (Modest Mouse, Carissa’s Wierd – guitar) and Ryan Monroe (keyboards) to the line up. The album, Cease to Begin, was recorded in North Carolina and produced by Phil Ek. It was released by Sub Pop Records on October 9, 2007. The album features the core trio of Ben Bridwell, Creighton Barrett and Rob Hampton, with keyboards played by Ryan Monroe. Cease to Begin gave Band of Horses their first hit in the U.S. by reaching number 35 on the Billboard 200 and was also a hit in Norway, Denmark, France and Sweden. It was voted ninth best album of 2007 by Paste magazine and 47th best by Rolling Stone. The single “Is There a Ghost” gave Band of Horses their first European hit single, reaching number 30 in Denmark.

Following the release of Cease to Begin, Monroe became a permanent member of the band, along with new recruits Tyler Ramsey (guitar and vocals) and Bill Reynolds (bass). This once again made Band of Horses a six-piece band. In addition to his role in the band, Ramsey often performs solo as the opening act before the band play live.

In 2008, Band of Horses played at the Glastonbury Festival, T in the Park, the Bridge School Benefit concert, and the Roskilde Festival.

Ben Bridwell’s vocals have been likened to Jim James of My Morning Jacket, early Neil Young and Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips.