When was the last time a Mt. Pleasant band was placed on a Rolling Stone “Hot List?” Indie-rock trio Band of Horses — comprised of three current East Cooper residents, Ben Bridwell, Rob Hampton, and Creighton Barrett — are set to release their third album this fall. Cease to Begin (produced by Phil Ek), officially due on Oct. 9 on Sub Pop Records, is a highly-anticipated, 10-song follow-up to last year’s Everything All The Time.

The Horses take of on an extensive North American tour in October with performances on Late Show with David Letterman (on Thurs. Oct. 18) and Late Night with Conan O’Brien (on Mon. Nov. 5). A few Carolina dates are n the works, although there’s no Charleston gig conformed quite yet.

[image-1] “The songs on Cease to Begin are strikingly beautiful, if less elliptical and more straightforward than those of its predecessor,” Sub Pop wrote in a recent news release. “Bridwell’s vocals convey a sense of both strength and vulnerability and capture the very essence of the human spirit, the reconciliation of attachment and detachment, the strength that’s found through suffering and the understanding that we are as significant as we are insignificant.”

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