• Rock n' Folk

    New Band of Horses – “Compliments”

    I’ve been trying to keep my cool about this new Band of Horses album. But with just a handful of weeks to go, the anticipation is building. And with the leak (?) of “Compliments” yesterday, well, I’m giddy with ants-in-my-pantsness.…

  • Rock n' Folk

    Courtney Jaye + Ben Bridwell

    Where the voice of Ben Bridwell goeth, I shall follow. And the boy has brains, apparently, because hubba bubba pow wow (sorry – that’s my reaction to the pic above). Ben (Band of Horses frontman) shows up on singer/songwriter Courtney…

  • Friday Five

    The Friday Five: January 1, 2010

    Friday Five : ˈfrī-(ˌ)dā,-dē ˈfīv : On the sixth day of every week I hit the shuffle button on my iTunes and share my five and drop a little knowledge and insight for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist…

  • Best of Lists

    Pete’s Favorite Albums of the 00’s

    Quick Note: I didn’t want to bombard my Top 10 with Springsteen and Prince albums, so I chose my favorites of theirs from the 00’s. Did I spend more time with  M.I.A.’s Arular than with Bruce’s Magic or Prince’s Musicology? …

  • Friday Five

    The Friday Five: November 20, 2009

    On the sixth day of every week I hit the shuffle button on my iTunes and share my five and drop a little knowledge and insight for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, sometimes there isn’t. Sometimes we…

  • Indie

    Band of Horses recording in Muscle Shoals

    I can easily say that for me, Band of Horses has had the fastest trajectory from off-the-radar status to obsessive, can’t-get-enough status of any band in a long, long time. And they’re just getting started, with only two studio albums…

  • Indie

    Austin City Limits and a Band of Horses

    I think I have enough energy to muster up an ACL post tonight. There’s so much to get transferred from brain to keyboard that it’s a little overwhelming. So I’m starting with baby steps, people. First, who did I see?…