Cease to Begin

Seattle’s Band of Horses follow up 2006’s excellent Everything All the Time with another album of radiant, wistful earnest music. As exemplified on ‘Detlef Schrempf’ (the album’s fourth-track tribute to their hometown’s German-born NBA cult hero who almost delivered the Seattle Supersonics a championship against the might of Michael Jordan and his Chicago Bulls in the 90s), Ben Bridwell’s warm vocal tones soar above a backdrop of luminous soundscapes that invite the listener in time after time. If you are a fan of Mercury Rev, My Morning Jacket, The Flaming Lips or sparkling tunes sit back and enjoy this album.