Here are a few reasons to get acquainted with alternative rock trio Band of Horses.
# 1 : "Everything All the Time", the band's latest release, was one of ten finalists for the 2006 Shortlist Music Prize, an industry award given out by a select panel of fellow artists.
# 2 : Their upcoming concert at The Showbox, in downtown Seattle, on July 2 is entirely sold out, and has been for several weeks.
# 3 : "Everything All the Time" made Seattle Gay News' list of Top Ten Albums/CDs, 2006.
This week's issue of the Seattle Gay News, out tomorrow (June 29), includes an interview with Band of Horses lead singer and guitarist Ben Bridwell. Find out how far along the group is with putting together its next album and find out which Capitol Hill gay bar Bridwell once went to for 'happy hour'.
Pick up a copy of the Seattle Gay News tomorrow or read it online this weekend at http://www.sgn.org/ and get to know Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses. The interview will be in "The Music Lounge" column. You can ear-sample music by Band of Horses at www.myspace.com/bandofhorses. We recommend grabbing a copy of the CD at Easy Street Records or Silver Platters and skipping directly to the track "Wicked Gil".
Band of Horses photo, courtesy of Sub Pop Records.