Band of Horses Share Video for “Crutch”

Last month Band of Horses announced their sixth studio album and first record in more than five years Things Are Great which will be released January 21, 2022 via BMG. The band are now sharing the cat-tastic video for their single “Crutch.” 

The video, directed by Ben Fee, marks the band’s second collaboration with Fee who also directed the video for 2016’s “Casual Party.”  The peculiar imagery in the “Crutch” video, juxtaposed to the song’s bittersweet undertones is perfectly Band of Horses. 

Director Ben Fee says, “What’s fun/sweet/wonderful enough to complement Band of Horses? Kittens with the band’s faces crudely comped onto them, of course. For this project, I wanted to keep the feelings and execution simple and solely positive (and strange). The band walk such a lovely line of sincere, clever, endearing, and funny, and I wanted to echo those qualities in this abstract manner. I mean, it’s cats n’ dolls with the dudes’ faces on them!” 

The video for “Crutch” was shot at Cat Therapy in Santa Barbara — a cat cafe who fosters, socializes and rehome rescued cats.

Sonically, Things Are Great, is a return to their earlier work and the kind of raw ethos that lies at the heart of Band of Horses. Listen to “Crutch” HERE 

Band of Horses are currently on the west coast playing a short run of dates with Miya Folick, and a Los Angeles show with Best Coast. With extensive touring in the works for 2022, next year is already shaping up to be a massive year for one of America’s most beloved bands.  All details can be found below.

The album is available for pre-order HERE

Fall Tour Dates

11.12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium+

11.13 – San Diego, CA – SOMA*

11.14 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues*

+w/ Best Coast

*w/ Miya Folick

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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