(Photo courtesy of Aberger915)
Mount Pleasent, South Carolina's Band of Horses hit up Brooklyn's Masonic Temple last night for a big Valentine's Day show, their last in the States before shipping off to Europe next week. While not the most incredible show I've ever seen, Ben Birdwell and company managed to tear through a set culling mainly from 2007's Cease to Begin. As expected, Birdwell's vocals soared throughout the night, even more so than on record. Of course, this may have been attributed to keyboardist Ryan Monroe whose complimenting harmonies gave the show a dreamy, back in time feel. During the encore Birdwell appropriately dedicated "No Ones Gonna Love You" to "all the people having intercourse tonight." He followed that by ironically dedicating "Weed Party" to "everyone who was going to treat their body like a Masonic Temple."
Band of Horses have been in NYC all week. Wednesday night they played Carnegie Hall with Sufjan Stevens, Ray Davies, and Phillip Glass. Tuesday they played Conan, which you can take a gander at below, courtesy of the Daily Tube.
Band of Horses 2/14 Brooklyn Masonic Temple
is There a ghost?
islands on the coast
great salt lake
the first song
cigarettes wedding bands
thirteen days (jj cale song)
Older? (sung by Ryan Monroe, keyboardist)
Ode to LRC
Effigy (CCR song)
no ones gonna love you
Feeling Stronger (Chicago cover)
"No Ones Gonna Love You" live on Late Night With Conan O'Brien