The Horrors unveiled the video for So Now You Know, the lead single from their fourth album“Luminous”, which will be out May 6th via XL Recordings. The video is a short film about the loneliness of teenage life, and was filmed on the outskirts of LA in an empty desert town which matches the hazy synths on the track. Watch the video below via YouTube.
In April, the band will head to the U.S. to play the Vans Classic & City Event series on Tuesday, April 29 and then they make their way to Los Angeles to play a sold-out performance at the annual Britweek Music Sessions at the First Unitarian Church. While stateside, they also play at the Austin Psych Festival.
“Luminous” is available to pre-order now on iTunes, with ‘I See You’ and ‘So Now You Know’ both available as an instant downloads.
U.S. tour dates:
April 29 Brooklyn, NY @ House of Vans
May 1 Los Angeles, CA @ First Unitarian Church
May 4-6 Austin Psych Festival @ Austin, TX
Last month British band The Horrors announced their return with details of their fourth studio album“Luminous,” which is out on May 6 via XL Recordings. The album promises a ‘weirder, wilder and more colourful’ sound. Teaser track “I See You,” is a seven and a half minute synth anthem, but not they reveal another new track “So Now You Know,” lifted from“Luminous”. A hazy backdrop of bubbling synths expand spectacularly into an otherworldly widescreen affair, with the commanding vocals of Faris Badwan leading the way. Take a listen below via YouTube.
“Luminous” is available to pre-order now on iTunes, with I See You available as an instant grat track. Those who have pre-ordered the album will instantly get “So Now You Know.” Buylink: http://smarturl.it/luminousitunes
The Horrors have revealed details of the follow-up to their 2011 release “Skying”. The band’s 4th album, “Luminous“ was recorded over 15 months in the band’s east London studio-laboratory-bunker with co-producer Craig Silvey (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire, The National). The album will be out on May 6, 2014 via XL Recordings.
I See You is the first trackpremiered from “Luminous.” The track is a seven-and-half-minute synth anthem recently unveiled at The Fly Awards in London, where The Horrors were joined onstage by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Stereogum exclaimed “the song is a pulsating jam that pushes eight minutes and sounds like the first Horrors song that could really fill a stadium.” Listen to / watch the lyrics video for I See You via YouTube below.
The Horrors have announced the release of a limited edition box set, “Higher”, which features complete re-workings of songs from their album “Skying”. The songs are reinterpreted by a an amazing cast of artists including Blanck Mass, Connan Mockasin, Peaking Lights and Seahawks. It is available now for pre-order but will be released in March 2013. You can stream the whole album below (if you don’t see it right away, give the page a refresh).
Tom Furse said the following about the box set – “We were driving through the deserts of California when we hatched the plan to release a boxed set of the singles from Skying, unaware that it would balloon into the monster that it did. We started off small, just one version per single. However, through chance encounters and wanting to involve more people whose music excited us, the box soon grew into an impressive collection of sonic tapestries and hypnotic grooves and it became apparent that this was no longer about the singles. It was now about this new music which had used the different elements of Skying as a springboard to other ideas. We encouraged everyone involved to be as obtuse as possible, to get as far away from the original source material as they could. The results are stunning, and I think it’s just a shame we couldn’t have done more.
The box set contains 4 x 12” vinyl, 2 x CD and 1 x DVD.
12″ Vinyl One:
A1. Still Life
A2. Still Life (Connan Mockasin Remix)
B1. Still Life (Still Living Still Giving Cherrystones Remix)
B2. Dive In (The Pressure Ridges)
12″ Vinyl Two:
A1. I Can See Through You
A2. Monica Gems (Daniel Avery Remix)
B1. I Can See Through You (Blanck Mass Remix)
12″ Vinyl Three:
A1. Changing The Rain
A2. You Said (Peaking Lights Dub U Mix)
B1. Comes In Waves (Seahawks Skying Suite)
12″ Vinyl Four:
A1. Moving Further Away (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
B1. Moving Further Away (Andy Blake World Unknown Mix)
1. I Can See Through You (Blanck Mass Remix)
2. Monica Gems (Daniel Avery Remix)
3. Still Life (Connan Mockasin Remix)
4. You Said (Peaking Lights Dub U Mix)
5. Still Live (Still Living Still Giving Cherrystones Remix)
6. Moving Further Away (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
1. Comes In Waves (Seahawks Skying Suite)
2. Moving Further Away (Andy Blake World Unknown Mix)
3. Dive In (The Pressure Ridges)
4. You Said (JTC Remix)
5. Wild Eyed (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
6. Moving Into Blue (Seahawks Skying Suite)
Still Life Video (Directed by Oliver Murray)
I Can See Through You (Directed by White Rabbit)
Changing The Rain (Directed by Pete Fowler)
With their new album, “Personal Space”, just released to critical acclaim in their native Belgium, Montevideo have now set their sights on the rest of the world. The band plan to release ‘Personal Space’ worldwide in 2013. The album is made up of 10 indie-pop tunes which were recorded at Tigersushi Studios in Paris with renowned producer Joakim Bouaziz.
As a reward to their existing fans and introduction, Montevideo asked Tom Furse of The Horrors to rework / remix their recent single Castles. He transformed the track into a thing of somber beauty the remix is now streaming on Soundcloud and available to download for free via the band’s Facebook page.
Take a listen to the Tom Furse remix via Soundcloud below.
Everyone is in SXSW hangover recovery mode today, so we pulled together some mellow music videos (mostly) to help the cause. We hope you enjoy this week’s edition, and make sure to share and / or leave a comment if you enjoy.
The Horrors: Changing The Rain – their latest video.
Chromatics: Back From The Grave – shoegazey goodness.
Today, Coachella announced its much anticipated 2012 line up. Headliners for the three-day event are the Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg but it is actually the other acts that are more interesting. Other interesting performers, and Culture Addicts faves are M83, The Horrors, EMA, Jacques Lu Cont, Metronomy and Wild Flag to name a few. There will also be two buzz-worthy band reunions – both getting back together for the festival are At the Drive-In and Refused. New for 2012, the festival will take place over two weekends (April 13-15 and April 20-22) with the line-up repeating twice over the two weekends.
Who do you want to see at the festival this year? View the full lineup in the poster below.