Video for "Compliments" Offers First Look + Listen at Band of Horses' Infinite Arms

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Band of Horses may have three record labels now, but they're still keeping their newest music close to the chest. The band has posted a video for "Compliments" directly to their website; it's also available for download. It's the first video from Intimate Arms, Band of Horses' May 18 release.

The video really drives home the band's new concept: namely, they're inspired by the many scenic locales of the United States. (Can anyone find the Pacific Northwest or even Seattle in there? I'm thinking no.) It's essentially just a montage of morphing landscapes, without a single human or musician in sight. (Pitchfork compared it to Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video, but I think that's a stretch.)

Video aside, the song is more rock and country than the guitar solo-heavy Everything All the Time. It's a barn-burner, and personally, I'd take this sound over "Funeral" any day.

 
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