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Old 09-27-2009, 01:12 AM   #31
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God, I'm not the biggest fan of "New Ice Age" but it was SO loud and really pumped live.
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Old 09-27-2009, 01:54 AM   #32
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I'm a Horrors fan, but I like their previous material better than the newer cd. My favorite is Fives. They're awesome LIVE. Actually, I think they are much better LIVE.
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Old 09-27-2009, 01:57 AM   #33
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Ha, then you wouldn't probably want to see them this tour . The setlist was:

Mirror's Image
Three Decades
Primary Colours
Do You Remember
New Ice Age
Scarlet Fields
I Only Think of You
I Can't Control Myself
Who Can Say
Sea Within a Sea
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Count in Fives
Sheena Is A Parasite
Gloves



Which made me incredibly happy lol
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Old 09-27-2009, 05:40 PM   #34
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They had Primary Colours, Dear Science and Saturdays = Youth on rotation before the first Chicago show. New Ice Age sounded immense over the sound system. Reminded me how how awesome it would have been with one of those three bands warming up.
I loved it how they've been playing the whole Primary Colours before shows. It made me love that album even more. But I can't imagine The Horrors as a support for U2. I think that most people would get freaked out by them cos most of the U2 fans probably don't know who they are or don't listen to them. At the 3 concerts I went to there was nobody around me who knew their songs.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:53 PM   #35
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Wow, it's sad that I didn't notice The Horrors being played before the shows at all. Guess I need to listen to the album more. I commented on M83 and TV on the Radio though. Actually, walking into the stadium to hear M83 was one of those, "It's going to be a great night" type moments.

Think I'll listen to Primary Colours right now.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:19 PM   #36
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Saw them at the Double Door, on Sunday night. It was a really, really, really (surprisingly) strong and (even more surprisingly) LOUD set. They played every single song from Primary Colours, much to the crowd's delight, along with a few stinkers from the first so-called "album." They sounded great, and perhaps owing to my proximity to the stage (just four or five feet back), it was at times the loudest gig I've ever attended; this includes the MBV concert I saw, last year. I couldn't stop sneezing, during one of the songs, because the low-end sound was so brutally pummeling me. I was shocked both by that and by the liberal use of the tremolo bar, which made every song sound like a great Loveless outtake. Pretty good stuff, and at times just devastatingly beautiful. I really look forward to seeing them again, at some point.

The problems? Well, the band, in a word. What a bunch of fucking twats, at least according to their stage presence, general demeanor, and attire. The lead singer, a HORRIFYING mix of 25% Jarvis "I'm a Spider" Cocker, 35% Keanu Reeves, and 40% Robert Smith (yes, that one) made the show at times physically uncomfortable/laughable--he just stared like he was trying to kill something/somebody at the exact same spot at the back of the venue (a window) for the ENTIRE show, and emerged wearing a too-small trenchcoat before removing it to reveal a too-short jacket, before removing that to reveal a too-short t-shirt. Absolutely hilarious. The bass player, too, was about the biggest douchebag I've ever seen on a stage. HILARIOUS to watch, from his 1982 button-up, black-and-white checkered New Wave sweater to his crab-dance and equally disconcerting thousand-yard stare. I just...man, I try really hard not to care about band image, but these guys REALLY have me reconsidering that stance, as you can tell.

The problem, ultimately, was one of attitude, because these guys didn't look half as fucking insane or ridiculous or silly as many of the great shows I catch--just a few months ago, Asobi Seksu's Yuki Chikudate was wearing wool tights, brown felt boots, and what looked to be a Christian Lacroix burlap poncho. But there was a radically different kind of self-awareness to her than to these guys, who were ENTIRELY serious and unironic. There was no wry self-awareness--simply self-importance. It was mostly hilarious, like I've been saying, but at times either distracting or frustrating.

Anyway, though, the show was great! If you get a chance to catch this tour, do it! The songs are AMAAAAAAAAAAAZING. I'm not saying that the songs sucked or even that the band sucked, but rather that it was tough to take these guys seriously...or at least as seriously as they so fucking obviously took themselves! ...Especially with that spoken-word NONSENSE during the middle eight of "Who Can Say":

And when I told her
I didn't love her, anymore,
she cried.
And when I told her
her kisses were not like before,
she cried.
And when I told her
another girl had caught my eye,
she cried.
And then I kissed her
with a kiss that could only mean, "Goodbye."

So fucking funny!!! Great stuff, though, honestly. I rant about their presence because the songs deserve more than that. They are terrific.
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Haha, I think they had on a completely different wardrobe when I saw them because I don't remember it being THAT distractingly ridiculous, just normal ridiculous. But yes, Faris did just stare towards the back of the crowd the whole thing, but he was much better than the lead singer of the opening act, Crocodiles, who stared at the floor the whole show and had no light on him. I guess he was trying to give an aura of mystery? It just made me not interested.
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Yeah, Crocodiles were nothing too special. It was nice to hear "I Wanna Kill," though. Fucking awesome song.
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Yeah, Crocodiles were nothing too special. It was nice to hear "I Wanna Kill," though. Fucking awesome song.
That's probably the one song of theirs I bothered to record, I wanted the audio to look it up later, and just never got around to it.
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So, Faris confirmed on The Horrors forum that a new album will be out in July.

Also, I guess he has a side project going? I'm a little confused, but here is link to song: http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?bl...&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

There's a few other songs as well that the article links to, I just haven't had a xhance to listen to them yet, so I didn't individually link them.
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So, Faris confirmed on The Horrors forum that a new album will be out in July.
That's deserving of excitement. I finally heard Strange House a few months ago and was surprised at how different it was from Primary Colours, in terms of both style and attitude. I would never have predicted the direction of Primary based on the debut.
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That's deserving of excitement. I finally heard Strange House a few months ago and was surprised at how different it was from Primary Colours, in terms of both style and attitude. I would never have predicted the direction of Primary based on the debut.
No not at all, which had me super excited for the new album, based on "Whole New Way" alone. But, now I've heard this, and I'm not so sure that there will be quite the new angle I expected:

YouTube - The Horrors - Endless Blue (new song live at Off Festival 2010)
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That's deserving of excitement. I finally heard Strange House a few months ago and was surprised at how different it was from Primary Colours, in terms of both style and attitude. I would never have predicted the direction of Primary based on the debut.

I know. Which is why I didn't even bother with the second record because I liked the first one so much.
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You never even listened to it? . I thought you at least gave it a go.
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i misread this as to be a thread about the horrorpops, and was--for lack of a better word--immediately horrified. now i need to find a way to going back to my blissful state of forgetting that band ever existed.

but since it's not, all is well and i will give this a listen later.
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