Band of Horses: Ben Bridwell (guitar); Mat Brooke (bass guitar).
Personnel: Mat Brooke (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, E-bow, banjo); Ben Bridwell (vocals, electric guitar, piano); Tim Meinig, Sera Cahoone (drums).
Audio Mixer: Phil Ek.
Recording information: Avast Studios, Seattle, WA (2005).
Photographer: Christopher Wilson .
EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME is the debut release on Sub Pop from Seattle's Band of Horses. Matt Brooke and Ben Bridwell have abandoned the melancholic slow-core of their previous band Carissa's Weird for a brighter, more straightforward indie rock sound with obvious roots in Neil Young's ragged folk and progressive indie bands like Built to Spill.
EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME benefits from strong songwriting, and the winding, yearning tenor of Bridwell, while the synthesis of introspective folky intimacy, immediately accessible melodies, and button-pushing rock elements is very appealing. Moreover, the album is beautifully produced, with layers of shimmering guitars and a warm, full backbeat, making for an impressive and highly promising first effort.