Band of Horses is currently in the midst of a tour supporting its third full length LP and first for Brown/Fat Possum/Columbia, Infinite Arms, which debuted at #7 on the U.S. album chart, selling over 45,000 records in the week following its May 18 release. The AOL Spinner Pop Up show will precede a sold out June 20 headline date at Brooklyn’s Williamsburg Waterfront, after which Band of Horses’ globe-spanning tour will resume, including a recently added leg of July U.S. dates through to September headline stands at the Greek Theaters of Los Angeles and Berkeley.
Produced by Band of Horses with additional production from Phil Ek and mixed by Dave Sardy, the songs on Infinite Arms project the essence of the different locales across America that became the setting for the recording and songwriting process behind the album. The rich musical heritage of Muscle Shoals, AL, the sublime beauty of Asheville’s Blue Ridge Mountains, the glamorous Hollywood Hills and the vast Mojave desert all influenced the sounds on Infinite Arms and helped yield the group’s most focused and dynamic recordings to date. The serene woods of Northern Minnesota and the band’s native Carolinas inspired the songwriting, lending the compositions an air of comfort and familiarity.
Band of Horses is Ben Bridwell, Creighton Barrett, Ryan Monroe, Tyler Ramsey and Bill Reynolds. Long time touring members of the group, Infinite Arms marks the recording debut of Ramsey and Reynolds, while Barrett and Monroe graced the last album, Cease to Begin. Through touring together in support of Cease to Begin and during breaks in the Infinite Arms recording process, the band have become a cohesive force with all members making invaluable contributions to the unmistakable sound that founder Bridwell has crafted since the band’s inception.
The latest addition to Band of Horses’ acclaimed discography arrived recently in the form of “Life On Earth” available exclusively on the new Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack, joining Infinite Arms and its predecessors 2007’s Cease To Begin, the band’s 2006 debut album Everything All The Time, and a self-titled, self-released EP in 2005.