Make a video of your sickest skate trick set to one of the songs from Band of Horses new album, Infinite Arms, and you could win:
- Airfare and hotel for two to Los Angeles
- Tickets to see Band of Horses performance
- A Trip to Girl Skateboard's private skate park to skate with Creighton Barrett of BOH
- A Band of Horses Girl Skate Deck
- A pair of Band of Horses custom Lakai shoes
Band of Horses will be personally judging the entries, looking for something cool and creative showing off your skate skills to any song from Infinite Arms.
Enter at facebook.com/bandofhorses and click the "Contests" tabmore
(via Entertainment Weekly)
Today in exclusive streams, we’ve got a new one from moody chanteuse Lissie, off her upcoming LP, Catching A Tiger. It’s called “Bully,” and it’s produced by Band of Horses bassist Bill Reynolds. If you liked what you heard on Lissie’s debut EP, Why You Runnin’, it seems likely you’ll enjoy this track, all slow burn and yearning vocals and yummy reverb. And, AND, if you really like it, you can go ahead and preorder Catching A Tiger now, before its Aug.17 release date. Lissie would no doubt be much obliged.more
"Early on, we had a whole batch of songs that were based on this New Orleans-style horn playing that (guitarist) Paul (Maroon) was working on," singer Hamilton Leithauser says. "But 'Stranded' is the only one that actually ended up making the album. I think it was maybe the second song we wrote for Lisbon, so it sort of exemplifies our sound from maybe two years ago. I guess it sounds more like our last record, You & Me, than a lot of the other songs on Lisbon.
The horn section included my wife, Anna, our lead trumpeter Paul Brandenberg, and a ratty assortment of the other guys we usually tour with — mostly trumpets and maybe two trombones. We had them all into Gigantic Studios, and I sang the whole thing live right there with them and the band. It's always fun doing a big production like that. Paul also added a bunch of his own trumpets down in Philly to give it that wobbly style, and maybe just to make sure it was completely out of tune. (Keyboardist) Walt (Martin) and I did the words together.
"We took two trips to Lisbon over the course of writing this record," Leithauser adds. "None of us had ever been there, and we were really blown away by the place. The topography and architecture are stunningly handsome. Even when we were there for the rainy season — it literally never stopped raining — it was a trip that outshone a lot of others. We've never had much luck at all in Europe, and the Portuguese were surprisingly accommodating. I think those two trips really helped keep us motivated while making this record. We named the record Lisbon as sort of a 'thank you' and a small tribute."