That's what Band of Horses tell us in one of his new great songs. I want to believe in them and it's not being hard at all. After seeing them twice within the past month I am excited and looking forward very much to Cease to Begin, their new album coming out this October.
Ben was way happier than he was at the Hiro Ballroom show, with his ever growing new beard, and wearing a different hat. He was definitely in the right mood to playing for us extracts from his excellent Everything All the Time, three of his new songs, and a beautifully interpreted cover of a Rolling Stones song called Act Together, which they chose to close the show. No encore this time.
I don't know if you have read about it, but let me just say that he didn't seem to care that this lady was recording his Funeral...
It was famous the other day in the blogosphere that Ben shouted at a fan during a show because she was recording part of the show. Apologies went back and forth, but the episode hasn't been forgotten. Ben is a chill guy and to me it looked he was just having a bad day. He is a normal person you know? He also have twisted teeth you know? and speaks with an accent I suppose comes with all the people from South Carolina. He is not so regular tho... he can play this instrument like no one else:
Ben's voice wasn't particularly great today for all the songs, but I was happy enough, one more time, watching the band playing the banjo, drums, their three guitars, and their keyboards with excitement. I felt I was in a Wonderful Place. [photos of the show]
Were you at the show? How did you like it?
Band of Horses Links: Stream Everything All the Time, Official Website, Sub Pop Records, MySpace, YouTube