Band Of Horses Unveil New Video For ‘Knock Knock’

August 31, 2012

Band of Horses has confirmed that its fourth album, Mirage Rock (Brown/Columbia), will be released on Monday 17th September.

The follow-up to 2010′s Grammy-nominated Infinite Arms, Mirage Rock is the first Band of Horses record to be produced by Glyn Johns, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year in recognition of his work with The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Faces, Eric Clapton and too many others to list. Recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, Mirage Rock is arguably Band of Horses’ most cohesive and accomplished set of compositions and performances to date.

The band have been teasing fans with their latest video prior to its upload. Which has since been unveiled.

Directed by Jared Eberhardt, the video sees the band starring as the subjects of a vintage nature film, running through the wild frontier of Salt Lake City, UT.

Director’s Statement: “The ‘Knock Knock’ video was the perfect combination of three things. First of all as a fan, I had a genuine interest in making something that felt like the band had made it themselves, I didn’t want it to feel too slick. Second, I grew up in the area where we shot the video, when Band Of Horses wanted to shoot there I already had all the locations picked. And third, I wanted to pay tribute to the old nature films I remember from school, those old films were all about a bunch of guys going to exotic places and staging adventures, with very little craft or consideration to lighting or aesthetics. Shooting in the middle of the day, staging scenes in really artificial ways, strange eye lines from reading cue cards, etc. It was really fun and sometimes difficult to get my head around trying to make things look bad, but not too bad.”

Ben Bridwell on the video process: “Jared really made us feel at ease, even in the planning stages before the shoot. He listened to our concerns and took extra care to make us feel like we stayed within our element, while at the same time pushing us to get good performances. It was a hell of a long day, but an exciting adventure for us – getting to see these beautiful parts of Utah and being around the great group of people that Jared hired for the shoot. It seems fitting that we’d finally get to shoot a video around Salt Lake City as we’ve got a song that pays tribute to the area called “The Great Salt Lake” from our first album. Better late than never.”

Currently on tour with My Morning Jacket, Band Of Horses will play a run of headlining dates in September followed by dates alongside Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson and John C. Reilly on the Railroad Revival Tour. All tour dates below.

Tour Dates:

09/22/12 – Oklahoma City, OK – Downtown Airpark #
09/29/12 – New York, NY – Global Festival @ Central Park
10/12/12 – Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
10/14/12 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
10/15/12 – Orlando, FL – Fillmore at Jackie Gibson Theatre
10/20/12 – Duluth, GA – Southeastern Railway Museum #
10/22/12 – Memphis, TN – Memphis Central Train Station #
10/23/12 – Oklahoma City, OK – Downtown Airpark
10/24/12 – Spring, TX – Old Town #
10/25/12 – Tempe, AZ – Downtown #
10/26/12 – San Pedro, CA – Ports O’ Call
10/28/12 – Oakland, CA – Middle Harbor Shoreline Park #
11/04/12 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
11/05/12 – Paris, France – Le Trianon
11/06/12 – Utrecht, Holland – Vredenburg
11/09/12 – Stockholm, Sweden – Hovet
11/10/12 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum
11/11/12 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Falkoner
11/15/12 – Birmingham, UK – HMV Institute
11/16/12 – Glasgow, UK – Academy
11/17/12 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia
11/19/12 – Manchester, UK – Academy
11/20/12 – London, UK – Hammersmith Apollo
1/18/13 – Sydney, AUS – Big Day Out
1/20/13 – Gold Coast, AUS – Big Day Out
1/25/13 – Adelaide, AUS – Big Day Out
1/26/13 – Melbourne, AUS – Big Day Out
1/28/13 – Perth, AUS – Big Day Out

Band of Horses fans now also have the option to purchase the limited edition deluxe version of Mirage Rock, featuring five bonus tracks as well as access to exclusive behind the scenes footage of the band and producer Glyn Johns creating the record. A teaser of this footage can be seen at

Mirage Rock will be released September 18th on Brown/Columbia. First single “Knock Knock” is already available for individual purchase.

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