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Band of Horses Releasing Third Album, ‘Infinite Arms,’ in May

Band of Horses have announced the completion of their third studio album, ‘Infinite Arms.’ The follow-up to 2007’s rapturously received ‘Cease to Begin’ — which counted the bona fide classics ‘No One’s Gonna Love You’ and ‘Is There a Ghost?’ — will drop on May 18.

What’s uncertain, according to a Pitchfork report, is whether the album will follow its predecessors on Sub Pop. The band first aligned with the legendary Seattle label for 2006’s ‘Everything All the Time,’ but it is still unclear if the label, which usually announces its projects months in advance, will release the disc.

Twenty-seven tunes were purportedly written in advance of the Phil Ek-produced effort. While there’s no word what songs or how many actually made the cut, frontman Ben Bridwell said, “in many ways, this is the first Band of Horses record.”

In advance of the disc’s release, Band of Horses will hit the road for a run of US and international dates later this month, with a scheduled stop in Austin for SXSW. Dates at the New Orleans Jazz Fest and Sasquatch, plus gigs with Widespread Panic, She and Him and Snow Patrol are also planned.