Ben Bridwell's swelling sonic ambitions were apparent from early in his musical career. Now the frontman and main brain behind Band of Horses, while a member of the Seattle indie act Carissa's Wierd, he had a knack for pushing the borders of jangly, somewhat mopey rock toward outer space. When that outfit dissolved, he and another bandmate formed Band of Horses, and things got even more cosmic. In the early days, the band played with stripped-down, honesty-peddling acts like Iron and Wine and mined the same kind of emotional tenor. It struck a chord in the rainy Pacific Northwest and eventually scored the group a... More >>>