There was life BEFORE Band of Horses. Hard to admit, I know. But there was. It took the shape of Carissa’s Wierd, who were a folk-pop group co-founded by Mat Brooke (ex-BoH, now Grand Archives) and Jenn Ghetto. Amongst their players included Ben Bridwell and Sera Cahoone (ex-BoH drummer).
The band have decided to update their legacy from “that band the Band of Horses guy was in before he was in Band of Horses” with plans to reissue their back catalogue and add a Best Of to the mix.
The Best Of will be called They’ll Only Miss You When You Leave: Songs 1996-2003, and will be release on 13th July via Hardly Art in the US. The albums Ugly But Honest, You Should Be at Home Here, and Songs About Leaving will follow on digital and vinyl only. Apparently there will be “at least one” Carissa’s Wierd show in Seattle in July.
Band of Horses will release their third album, Infinite Arms, in May.
They’ll Only Miss You When You Leave: Songs 1996-2003:
01 Low Budget Slow Motion Soundtrack Song for the Leaving Scene
03 The Color That Your Eyes Changed With the Color of Your Hair
04 One Night Stand
05 You Should Be Hated Here
06 Drunk w/ the Only Saints I Know
07 Phantom Fireworks
08 So You Wanna Be a Superhero
09 Brooke Daniels’ Tiny Broken Fingers
10 Ignorant Piece of Shit
11 Blessed Arms That Hold You Tight, Freezing Cold and Alone
12 Blue Champagne Glass
13 September Come Take This Heart Away
14 All Apologies and Smiles, Yours Truely, Ugly Valentine
15 Sympathy Bush
16 They’ll Only Miss You When You Leave