Ben Bridwell, the bearded frontman of Band Of Horses has gone solo, using the moniker Birdsmell. Don’t worry, Band Of Horses are still very much a band. He’s planned small live tour in the south this November.
Bridwell explains his reasoning for the tour through a press release:
While living in Minneapolis in 2008, I covered the George Harrison song, ‘Your Love Is Forever’ with some buddies of mine. The track ended up being released on a Starbucks compilation. A few years later, I enlisted those same musicians to record some songs of mine that had been sitting around for far too long, some of which could be said to be uncomfortably silly and devoid of all reasonable taste. I wasn’t exactly in a rush to get them out to the discerning earholes of the public. Regardless, this project was pure enjoyment for me and it was nice to not give a damn about anything, but having fun recording these songs. I’ve now decided to take this approach on the road on the Birdsmell tour, which will be coming to a Deep Southern town near you this fall.
Below check out three songs that he’s posted on soundcloud: “Throw My Back Around”, “Why Were You Born?” and “Tulsa.”
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