Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Band of Horses: Detlef Schrempf

Band of Horses' lovely song "Detlef Schrempf" was featured on last week's NPR Song of the Day, and it is definitely worth checking out.

I first got hooked on Band of Horses because of their song "Funeral" from the album Everything All the Time. That song made Nic Harcourt's Best of 2006 list and I was struck by the band's mix of Jane's Addiction-style vocal delivery and Pink Floyd-esque wash of sound. There's a nostalgia, melancholy, and brightness wrapped up in their songs that sneaks up on you and moves you more than you might expect.

"Detlef Schrempf" is a bit more restrained, and doesn't have the full majesty and build of "Funeral" but nonetheless, since I heard it last week on NPR, I find myself heading back to the site and listening to it on repeat. NPR's Stephen Thompson describes the music well:
"...each song functions as a dreamy, instantly recognizable mini-anthem, epic in sound but still restrained in the right places"
You can listen to Detlef Schremf on Song of the Day here.


Kate said...

Oh that's who those guys are?! I love that song and here it on kcrw's stream all the time. Thanks.

How are things?

Josephine Cameron said...

Yeah KCRW loves them, don't they?

Things are great. I love Fall in Maine!