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.