Crooked holidays

Photos by Nick Tomecek

This record is a gold mine.

Band of Horses’ “Everything All the Time” is full of dark, expressive songs that will bring even the most buried emotions to the surface. It’s a 10-track exploration of unforgettable losses, permanent mistakes, and crooked holidays.

The timing seems relevant.

It’s honestly painful at times to sink your teeth into songs such as “The Funeral,” which is so heavy with grief you might need to come up for air. Some of the songs such as “St. Augustine” are a bit lighter in that they more gently entrance you into the human condition.

I would not turn to Band of Horses’ debut album for a light at the end of the tunnel.

But, if you’re looking for an undeniably talented Indie rock band, then do yourself a favor and listen to this album.

You might have heard “The Funeral” in the background of skateboarding Youtube videos, video games and TV shows such as “Gossip Girl” and “How I Met Your Mother,” and it’s no surprise. The raw emotions in the song are an appeal to humanity.

The rest of the record is no different. It’s a lyrical masterpiece.

“Our Swords” is one of my favorites on “Everything All the Time.” The medium-paced, Indie pop track is relatable and easiy listening.

I wore this outfit for no other reason than the way the green plaid and pale pink complement the album art. The music might sound as laidback as the outfit, but the songs hold more anguish than my wardrobe can describe.

I’m not sure what Band of Horses meant with the album title, but I do know this record can make you feel everything all the time.

The Outfit:

Dress - Vibe Sportswear

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Plaid button-down - Urban Outfitters

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Boots - Target

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