Friday, July 22, 2011
The slow summer release season drags on, but help is on the way. The Horrors' forthcoming rekkid (already available overseas) Skying is one of my most anticipated releases of the second half of 2011. We've been listening to it at work and I have to say it is quite delicious. The drain-pipe wearing skinny boys have added some color to both their wardrobe and their sound, mixing in bits of shoe-gazey psychedelia and a piquant blend of late-70s Bowie and some of the best aspects of Echo & the Bunnymen, Psychedelic Furs, and Simple Minds. But don't listen to me, check out the video and be mesmerized by all of the color shining through where once all was black and white. Due out August 9th on Xl.