Sunday Video: Band of Horses

Two of the nicest guys we’ve ever met play beautiful songs just for you.

Ben Bridwell and Tyler Ramsey are two of the five guys in Band of Horses, a band that has performed all over the world (including, once, at a fan’s wedding in Norway). Back in December, Bridwell and Ramsey were gracious enough to meet us at the top of the Hotel Gansevoort in New York to play an extra-special acoustic set just for you Rooks.

The band heads out on a crazy five-month global tour starting tomorrow, and they’ll be showing off songs from their latest album, Mirage Rock. They might also throw in one of our all-time faves, “No One’s Gonna Love You,” which is so pretty that when we hear it our hearts explode all over the place. Like, DEAD. They play it for you in its gorgeous entirety right here:


  • Grayson April 7th, 2013 12:15 PM

    oh my gosh Tyler=Richie Tenenbaum with a guitar!!!!
    but anyways, I totally lovedlovedlovedlovedloved this.

  • elisesylvia April 7th, 2013 12:25 PM

    holy shit i’m a little in love

  • MADZ. April 7th, 2013 12:57 PM

    I saw this link and started singing Factory… and that was the first song they played…….. Guys, I think I’m a psychic!!!

  • dottie April 7th, 2013 1:35 PM

    Oh my gosh. That was SO beautiful. I’m crying.

  • kendallkh April 7th, 2013 3:24 PM

    oh lord no one’s gonna love you is perfect in every way

  • Carolina Ribeiro April 7th, 2013 3:31 PM

    Beards. Beards everywhere.

  • fromanotherearth April 7th, 2013 5:57 PM

    They’re so cool! <3

  • Jasmine April 7th, 2013 6:06 PM

    i love band of horses so much! thank you this is so perfect c:

  • laughinguacamole April 7th, 2013 9:17 PM

    Oh wow… yeah. That’s good.

  • moonchild April 7th, 2013 9:44 PM

    This doesn’t really relate, but can you do a REALLY REALLY in depth article on how to flirt? I mean, I know you did one before but I mean REALLY in depth: like body language and actual techniques and stuff…? Like as awkwardly in depth as the kissing one? cuz that was so helpful.
    THANKS! <333

  • mingxi April 7th, 2013 11:08 PM

    my heart hurts

  • HaverchuckForPresident April 8th, 2013 12:09 PM

    I love Band of Horses <3 especially 'no one's gonna love you' and 'is there a ghost'. Rookie gets the best people

  • lishbish April 8th, 2013 1:40 PM

    Ack so pretty I have all the feels right now

  • abigaylelaura April 9th, 2013 6:38 PM

    Oh my gosh rookie as if you could get any more perfect you had to post this <3

  • mayaautumn April 28th, 2013 3:40 PM

    Ah wow rookie

  • morgana April 28th, 2013 11:38 PM

    i love these guys. their beards and boots combo. i’m in love.