This isn't a fuzzy picture. This is what the cover of the new The Horrors album looks like.
Produced by Geoff Barrow of Portishead and Chris Cunningham, it's not an easy listen. It took me a few days to get used to its sludgy, shoegazer sound. But to be honest this is such a refreshing break from the instant bounce and bloghop everyone else is making these days.
We already posted the video to my favourite track: the single 'sea within a sea' and you know I don't leak when I'm not allowed, but as an extra treat you can listen to (and download) frontman Faris Badwan's live set at Club Durr last year. If you're not into shoegazer, skip the first half hour and go straight to the rockabilly stuff.
Both the album and the mix are highly recommended.
Faris Badwan Live Set tracklist:
lowdive - Machine Gun My Bloody Valentine - To Here Knows When Lilys - Tone Bender Jesus & Mary Chain - Mushroom Neu! - Isi Serge Gainsbourg - Couleur Cafe Brigitte Bardot - Harley Davidson Rowland S Howard - I Burnt Your Clothes The Scientists - Happy Hour Gene Vincent - Catman New York Dolls - Stranded in the Jungle Dorsey Burnette - Juarez Town The Safaris - Four Steps to Love The Velvets - Tonight (could be the night) Tippie & The Clovers - Bossa Nova Baby France Gall - Jazz a Gogo Johnny Leyton - Who Wants Johnny? G-Clefs - ‘Cause You’re Mine The Platters - Not My Girl Jeff Barry - I’ll Still Love You Andrea Carroll - The Doolang Noreen Corcoran - Love Kitten Scott McKay - Mess Around Denise & Company - Boy, What’ll You Do Then? Shocking Blue - Send Me A Postcard Mickey Murray - Shout Bamalama The Beatle-ettes - Only Seventeen Them - Baby Please Don’t Go The Gruesomes - What’s Your Problem? The Kinks - Beautiful Delilah The Chants - Then I’ll Be Home