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Their debut "Strange House" was as controversial as it was celebrated, landing them on the cover of NME in their native England and garnering 15K scans in America. This is their first album for XL. Produced by Geoff Barrow (Portishead) and noted video director Chris Cunningham (Aphex Twin, Bjork). Look for them on the road with The Kills this spring

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"Genuinely, gloriously deranged" --The Onion

"One of the 100 bands you need to know" --Alternative Press
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 5, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Beggars Xl Recording
  • ASIN: B001W63DPA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73,561 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By C. Poehler on May 5, 2009
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This is a depart from their first album, art punk with a delightful dark touch, but still keeping the that raw authentic sound the Horror's have. Its a brilliant sophomore album that ventures further in the the dark swirling intrinsic sound that make them stand apart from others. With ghostly familiar authenticity, the Horror's seem to entrance you with their influences.... everything that is dark, dizzying and wonderful.
If you are a fan of the 80's British alt rock bands Echo and the Bunnymen, Jesus and the Mary chain with a touch of the early 90's shoe-gazing droning sound of Loop, My Bloody Valentine, and Ride then you must get this new album from the Horrors and be taken away to a blissful dark trance.
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It is always the same old story: your band's picture appears on the cover of NME and your fifteen minutes of fame turn into twelve, or less. Was not a surprise the reluctance of critics and audiences in welcoming the b-film inspired aesthetic of The Horrors when they stormed London with their particular names and looks and those infamous short lasting shows; after all they had been hailed as the next big thing even before their record was released and counting only on short gigs and the buzz in town.

The Horrors self-titled debut EP was a guttural collection of garage rock that provided an interesting paving path for what was to come. Songs like Jack the ripper (a Screaming Lord Sutch's cover) and Sheena is a parasite put them on the music map.
For the follow-up they recruited producers Craig Silvey, Geoff Barrow of Portishead and Chris Cunningham. Gone were the outrageous outfits and the attention given to their outer form and in was the effort to giving birth to a signature, more elaborate sound.

Their new act is evident from the energetic, genially introduced Mirror's image. Three decades is a catchy tune with multiple layers of guitars and the omnipresent synth that keeps them loyal to their original noir theme. Who can say is the song that could open them doors to radio exposure in this side of the pond, a touch of 60's rock with a spoken line that delivers one of the most electrifying moments of the album. Sea within a sea is the longest track on the record clocking in at just under eight minutes and curiously the first single. It offers no original tricks: it is built on a sustained note (see multiple references to My Bloody Valentine and Jesus and Mary Chain) that never resolves into a climatic ending but provides the perfect exit to a startling record.
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Here's the problem a band like The Horrors faces with a record like this. It gets compared to some excellent sources and influences from way back in the late 70s and 80s and we're left feeling like they're derivative or stuck in a time or place. So, here goes. Most bands in the universe today sound like a horrendous middle of the road, watered down Pearl Jam. Most alt rock sounds like Rush meets Led Z meets Kiss meets Queen. Your Dad's older brother's records. The Horrors sound like....

...like they came snarling and dancing and posing out of punk and goth (80s Goth, not the twilight preteen fantasy) and the Thin White Duke and Can and...well, like they listened and absorbed and diluted and mixed up so very many interesting/preening/posing bands.

The sleeve and the music are out of focus and hypnotic. Sea Within A Sea. Do You Remember snarls from the opening chords, except it's lost and unsure and certain. And textured and layered and aloof.

Sure, Joy Division (live) meets "Heroes". Except. Sounds like the first time you heard Psychocandy.

Best of 2009.
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The story of the new album from The Horrors seemed very familiar. A punk/garage rock band - with a history that teased of gothic artistry & morbid lyrical curiosities - take a sudden and experimental leap into dark maturity and produce a masterpiece that could be categorized as both "goth" and "psychedelic". The first two candidates for this scenario that come to my mind is TSOL with their no-longer-f-ng-the-dead Beneath The Shadows album from 1982 and The Black Album by The Damned which was released 2 years prior and obviously a direct influence on the former. Now, more than 25 years later, comes The Horrors who have barely the discography or the street cred to promote any type of Damned/TSOL-sized legacy.

Primary Colours had been my most reluctant record in 2009, however it has quickly turned into a daily listening necessity. I was hesitant due to the abrupt change in sound and style, but the record quickly grew on me like some sort of intergalactic flesh-eating moss that could drive an attention-grabbing storyline from The Outer Limits or Science Fiction Theater. It had only been a year since I had surveyed members of my local horror rock community to achieve a consensus on The Horrors first album. Not an entirely revolutionary concept, Strange House had a dark and perverse atmosphere that starred what could had been Misfit-zombies that were sent back in time 40 years ago and freed to roam the Earth to cause havoc - yet, instead, created fun danceable Farfisa-driven graveyard party rock.

Now, with Primary Colours, The Horrors have traded in superficial rock'n'roll points for tokens only given to the most NME-celebrated indie rock game-players.
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