COVER OF CEE LO TRACK WITH UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA REDCOAT MARCHING BAND BECOMES SCORE TO END OF 4-GAME LOSING STREAK
FINALE’ OF AUSTIN CITY LIMITS SET FEATURING TROMBONE SHORTY, MEMBERS OF POLYPHONIC SPREE, BLACK JOE LOUIS & THE HONEYBEARS
Available Now at Bandofhorses.com/Georgia
Photo: Noah Abrams
In a turn of events too profound to be coincidence, the release of Band of Horses’ cover of Cee Lo’s “Georgia” featuring the University of George Redcoat Marching Band has apparently become the victory anthem for the Georgia Bulldogs, as they beat the Tennessee Vols 41 to 14 on Saturday October 9, ending a four-game losing streak.
The following day, Band of Horses closed a triumphant performance at the Austin City Limits with a live performance of “Georgia.” Augmented by a horn section featuring Trombone Shorty and members of his Orleans Avenue band as well members of Black Joe Louis and the Honeybears and the Polyphonic Spree, Band of Horses ushered in the sunset with a riveting performance of the track.
Inspired by Cee Lo’s viral smash cover of their “No One’s Gonna Love You,” Band of Horses recently teamed with the University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band for their own unique take on “Georgia,” the recently leaked track from Cee Lo’s forthcoming Lady Killer album. Produced by the band’s own Bill Reynolds, “Georgia” premiered October 7 on the University of Georgia station WUOG, and was released that day as a double A-side 7-inch with Cee Lo’s rendition of “No One’s Gonna Love You,” digital download, and various other configurations available now at Bandofhorses.com/Georgia
On another Georgia-related note, Band of Horses current U.S tour will wind down October 30 at Atlanta’s Fox Theater. The tour, which has featured landmark gigs including a sold out Sept. 25 headline stand at Los Angeles’ Greek Theater and a standout first ever appearance at Farm Aid that moved the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel to comment “Band of Horses shifted into blistering passages of noisy beauty that, against the prettiness, illuminated the music like sudden meteor storms blazing through a cloudless sky. The crowd certainly ooh-ed and aah-ed like starry-night spectators.”
The tour’s finale’ will be preceded by an Oct. 29 homecoming gala at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in Charleston SC, a portion of proceeds from which–as well as from the Oct. 28 date at Asheville NC’s Thomas Wolfe Auditorium–will benefit local chapters of the Leukemia and Lymphoma society and the Charleston Waterkeeper, whose mission is to preserve and protect the integrity of Charleston’s waterways by defending them from pollution and contamination.
The fall Band of Horses dates are the latest in support of the band’s third album, Infinite Arms, which recently landed at #16 on NPR’s “Listeners Pick 2010’s Best Music (So Far)” online poll. Band of Horses is Ben Bridwell, Creighton Barrett, Ryan Monroe, Tyler Ramsey and Bill Reynolds. Infinite Arms marks the recorded debut of long time touring members Ramsey and Reynolds, while Barrett and Monroe graced the band’s last album, Cease to Begin (which featured the original “No One’s Gonna Love You”). 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.
Prior to “Georgia,” 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, 2007’s Cease To Begin, the band’s 2006 debut album Everything All The Time, and a self-titled, self-released EP in 2005.
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BAND OF HORSES
NORTH AMERICA 2010
With Brad and Besnard Lakes
October 12th – Tulsa, OK -Cain’s Ballroom
October 13th – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
October 14th – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
With Besnard Lakes
October 16th – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theater
October 17th – Indianapolis, IN -Egyptian Room
October 19th – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theater
With Jenny and Johnny and Besnard Lakes
October 21st – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
October 22nd – Detroit, MI – Fillmore
With Jenny and Johnny and Uncle Mountain
October 28th – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
With Jenny and Johnny and Josh Roberts & The Hinges
October 29th – Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
With Jenny and Johnny and Bryan Cates
October 30th – Atlanta, GA – The Fox Theater