Grammy-nominated US group Band Of Horses will self-release their new album, a 10-song acoustic greatest hits set, via Kobalt Label Services.
Acoustic at The Ryman will be released on February 24 on the band's own Brown Records, using services from KLS. The group's previous records have been released on indie label Sub Pop and Sony's Columbia.
Recorded at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium over two nights in April 2013, the LP will arrive in various formats: in addition to standard digital and CD versions, it will be available on 180-gramme vinyl as well as a high quality 24-bit 96k WAV version.
Standard digital, CD and vinyl versions are available for preorder with bonus tracks at bandofhorses.com.
Using the latest hardware from DSD recorder manufacturers Mytek, Band of Horses mixed the record in the band's hometown haunt of Charleston Sound. Acoustic at the Ryman becomes one of a handful of non-classical/jazz albums mixed and mastered in the DSD format.
"The game plan was to keep it wild and expressive like the show while capturing it with highest resolution available," says the band's Bill Reynolds. "The electricity in The Ryman was off the charts. If that makes it to the listener, then we'll consider this a success."
The album's release will be commemorated by a 13-date run of special acoustic performances across the US, commencing 11th February at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre and concluding 5th March at The Ryman.
Acoustic at The Ryman album tracklisting is below:
1. Marry Song
2. Slow Cruel Hands of Time
3. Detlef Schrempf
4. Everything's Gonna Be Undone
5. No One's Gonna Love You
8. Wicked Gil
9. The Funeral