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Old 05-25-2011, 01:07 AM   #46
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A new track has surfaced, and it sounds really promising:

http://pitchfork.com/news/42628-list...rs-still-life/

In my current post-punk infatuation, I have become extremely fond of Primary Colours, so I am looking forward to this new one.
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:10 AM   #47
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:16 AM   #48
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Oooh. I liked that song very much. Maybe not as a lead single, but definitely as general song. Quite a bit different, but I expected something different after "Whole New Wave".

Glad something's surfaced, I'd feared they weren't putting anything out this year, as it seemed like a whole lot of nothing every time I checked their website.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:49 PM   #49
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God damn. I have listened to this song like 20 times. The Horrors. Jesus.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:22 AM   #50
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Dear God, I wasn't quite in a music place the first time I heard "Still Life", but finding out how close we were to the new album really got me pumped and I finally gave it another listen. Fucking awesome song. Fucking. Awesome.
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Oh man, I went ahead and listened to the Glastonbury video of "Moving Further Away". I don't think I'll listen to much else, but wow oh wow am I so excited.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:07 AM   #52
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When I was in the UK, where they are huge in the indie scene, I read an article about their frontman. He apparently has been recording with some classically-trained virtuoso and performing in Vatican St. Peter's Cathedral, so we'll see how those forays influence the album.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:01 AM   #53
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Is that his Cat's Eyes side project with Rachel Zeffira? I haven't listened to any stuff by The Horrors but I really like it. It's influenced by 60s girl group music and in places is a bit like Julee Cruise songs from the Twin Peaks soundtrack. There's just one track where the male vocals are so hideously bad I could only listen to it once.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:02 PM   #54
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Is that his Cat's Eyes side project with Rachel Zeffira? I haven't listened to any stuff by The Horrors but I really like it.
That's the one. I need to hear it.
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I thought it was decent, at best. But I'm only one person.
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The couple of songs I heard from it I enjoyed pretty well. I was too bitter to listen to it at the time, because I thought it was stopping them from doing an album any time soon. Over it now.
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Drip drip drip drip drip drip drip drip
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It's pretty good. I like the textures they used, and I feel the production is suitably swirly and attractive. They are surprisingly good at nailing the sounds they're attempting to approximate. My problem with it is the apparent lack of hooks outside of Still Life. I actually liked Endless Blue more, but in general I feel they picked the only single from this that was bound to go anywhere. Perhaps Monica Gems.

It's a sleepy album, too much so for my taste, but most of the songs are really good, if a hair too long and polished. This isn't the direction I wanted to see them take, but they made a really solid album with it. Verve fans will like this a great deal.
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The new album is now streaming over at Stereogum:

Stream Horrors’ Skying - Stereogum

All that I can say for the moment is "wow." This is a band that is rapidly coming into its own. The vocalist has a tremendous amount of feeling in his delivery, and his tone complements the synths perfectly. I admire that he has been able to shift his style in order to reflect the transition from the icy soundscapes of Primary Colours to the warmer textures on this album. I also love how they are also able to switch from one to the other seamlessly, as they do on "Moving Further Away." I'm just going to throw out a few convenient but slightly platitudinous associations here and say that it sounds like Unknown Pleasures meeting The Head on the Door. I can't wait to have Skying in my hands - what a shame that the release date has been delayed a few weeks.
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Sounds pretty decent, if kind of long. I think that the out-of-nowhere (for me) factor is greatly contributing to how much I prefer Primary Colours, though, at this point. I prefer it quite a bit. Of course, who knows what the future holds?
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