One of my family’s cars does not have the modern convenience of an auxiliary plug for an iPod, nor a cd player capable of reading a ninety song mp3 disc. When driving in this car I am forced to listen to good old fashioned cd’s. Because of this, I pulled out Band of Horses’ Cease To Begin the other day for my ride to-and-from work. I have my favorites from the disc, and they are of the variety of song I’m usually drawn to. For one reason or another, the song I kept going back to the other day is not a usual favorite but instead one of those dad-rock songs Band of Horses is at time criticized for. Perhaps this is due to becoming a father recently, but I seriously doubt it. It more likely has to do with Ben Bridwell’s vocals in the song and how they are the most interesting element of the track. I’ve been singing ‘Eyes can’t look at you any other way’ in my head repeatedly since that time. With good reason I should think.
P.S. – I have no idea why the track is titled as such.