South Carolina's Band of Horses have announced their new album will be titled Cease to Begin.
The album, which drops October 9 on Sub Pop, is the follow-up to last year’s critically-acclaimed Everything All The Time.
In other news, the band’s frontman Ben Bridwell lost his cool onstage earlier this month with fans filming the show on their cameras. Bridwell gave one fan filming the song 'Funeral' at the show in San Diego the middle finger salute throughout the song saying "I see you filming" (not exactly scary, lets be honest). See it here
This attack caused the fan, known simply as Rosemary, to post an irate reaction to her ordeal on her blog. Her (edited) version of events: "So there I am with my tiny Sony digital camera, capturing the song, and suddenly I realize I’m getting flipped off by the singer. While playing the super emotional song, “Funeral”, he flipped me off and mid song yells, “I see you recording me.” I look around and at least 5 other people are taping him and he calls me out." You can read the rest of her literary masterpiece here.
Bridwell, who had felt the show was going badly way before the cameras came out, said: "It was just scratching at the surface of what's happening to shows lately. Everybody's got a camera in their pocket, and they turn it on… it's become a little bit ridiculous, and it was just a bit unnerving, and [with] the situation with the show and everything, all the stars lined up and I got pissed off."
He added: "I don't know, is there no sanctity left for live performance with going to a show and seeing it with your own eyes and remembering it? Do you have to tape every second, or even just your favorite song? I understand it, but it's becoming annoying."
What are your thoughts? Do you feel like taking it out Lily Allen-stylee on those brandishing their cameras at gigs or, do you too like to take a slab of the show home with you? DiScuss...