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Band of Horses just announced at the State Theatre
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Band of Horses just announced at the State Theatre

BAND OF HORSES

STATE THEATRE

609 Congress St.

Portland, ME

www.statetheatreportland.com

Saturday, December 8 at 8pm

Tickets go on-sale Friday, October 26 at 10:00am and will be available in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at www.statetheatreportland.com

$25 advance, $30 day of show / General Admission, all ages.

Band of Horses latest album Mirage Rock, released in September,  is the follow-up to 2010's Grammy-nominated Infinite Arms, and the first Band of Horses record to be produced by Glyn Johns, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year in recognition of his work with The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Faces, Eric Clapton and too many others to list. Recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, Mirage Rock is arguably Band of Horses' most cohesive and accomplished set of compositions and performances to date.

This South Carolina-based indie-rock band's swirling, dreampop-like musical backing, ragged Neil Young influences and tenor vocals initially drew comparisons to fellow Southern-based indie rockers My Morning Jacket. Multi-instrumentalists Ben Bridwell and Mat Brooke formed the group in Seattle in 2004 after their slow-core band Carissa's Wierd broke up due to mounting financial problems. After releasing the Tour EP to glowing reviews, Band of Horses signed with indie label Sub Pop and recorded Everything All the Time, which gained surprising mainstream attention when its song "The Funeral" appeared in television shows, commercials and video games. Brooke left the band shortly after the album's release to form the band Grand Archives, and Bridwell with the lineup of Rob Hampton on bass and Creighton Barrett on drums moved Band of Horses to his native South Carolina. They recorded the fuller-sounding Cease to Begin at a studio in nearby Asheville, North Carolina. The disc topped Billboard's independent album chart and reached Number 35 on the Billboard 200, spawning the Modern Rock hit "Is There a Ghost" (Number 34).

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