Fans can likely expect new tunes from PLUG Award-winning act Band of Horses on tour this summer alongside Modest Mouse, for frontman Ben Bridwell has confirmed the band is currently wrapping efforts on the yet-to-be titled follow up to 2006’s acclaimed debut Everything All the Time. “We have a few more things to add, but it’s pretty much in the can,” Bridwell told NME.com. “We’re just doing the final tweaking and mixing in Seattle.” The new album, recorded piece-meal in Seattle, home to the band’s label Sub Pop, and their new home in Asheville, NC alongside producer Phil Ek (Built to Spill, Mudhoney, dios (malos)), will hopefully see light of day this October.
“Phil (Ek) likes to say that if the last record sounded like a northwest record, this one sounds like a southeast record,” Bridwell said of the album’s sound. “While it’s not the fucking Oak Ridge Boys or anything, it does have some country leanings, but there are also a lot of rockers.” Although a complete album tracklisting has yet-to-be announced, tracks with titles like “Ode to the LRC,” “No One’s Gonna Love You,” and “Window Blues” will arrive via the new effort.
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