Hailed as “Beach Boys-tinged doo-wop folk that will make you want to murder an afternoon drinking IPAs in a seaside hammock” by Rolling Stone, Band of Horses returns to Austin City Limits to perform “bright, indie-rock gems” (Entertainment Weekly) from their newest release Why Are You OK.
WAYO, the sixth album from the Charleston, South Carolina quintet, was written by bandleader Ben Bridwell in the estrogen-charged atmosphere of a home shared with his wife and four daughters. Between dropping off and picking up the girls, changing diapers, and playing dress up, Bridwell spent every precious free minute – often in the wee hours of the morning into daybreak – in his garage writing. The result is a record informed by experience and at the same time retaining the vulnerability that birthed their greatest songs.
Produced by Jason Lytle (Grandaddy), Why Are You OK‘s songs combine universal sentiments with Bridwell’s patented knack for storytelling – all wrapped in the lush, melodic textures that have long been the bedrock of Band of Horses’ signature sound. Putting a finer point on it, Record Collector calls the album “a shimmering thing of beauty; a fresh summer breeze blowing in full of character and heart,” while The Guardian calls it “beautifully moving…the place where wistfulness and euphoria collide.”
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