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The Horrors

Beginning as a big-haired, black-clad garage punk outfit and soon morphing into something more experimental, the Horrors featured singer Faris Badwan, bassist Tomethy Furse, guitarist Joshua Von Grimm, drummer Coffin Joe, and keyboardist Spider Webb. The Horrors formed in the summer of 2005 and quickly gained notoriety around London for their look, sound, and brief but frantic live shows. Loog soon signed them, and the Horrors released their official debut single, Sheena Is a Parasite/Jack the Ripper, in spring 2006. The buzz around the band reached a peak that summer: the Horrors DJ'ed at the Troubled Minds club night, had to reschedule in-store appearances because of crowd concerns, and released their second single, Death at the Chapel. They also reissued Sheena Is a Parasite as a limited-edition DVD single. The song's startling video was directed by Chris Cunningham and featured actress Samantha Morton as Sheena. Late that summer, the band signed to Stolen Transmission in the U.S. and released a self-titled EP that fall. They also issued the Count in Fives single in the U.K. around that time. The Gloves single arrived early in 2007, heralding the release of the Horrors' full-length debut, Strange House, which arrived in the U.K. that March and in the U.S. in May. In 2008, Webb and Furse formed the analog synth project Spider & the Flies, and released the album Something Clockwork This Way Comes. For 2009's Primary Colours, the band worked with Cunningham and Portishead's Geoff Barrow as co-producers, opting for a very different sound that mixed shoegaze, post-punk, and goth; the album was released by XL that spring and earned several critical raves, including NME's Album of the Year. In between albums, Badwan teamed with Canadian opera singer Rachel Zeffira for the hazy pop project Cat's Eyes, which released its self-titled debut in early 2011. The Horrors self-produced their follow-up, 2011's Skying, which featured a lighter yet still atmospheric sound that drew comparisons to My Bloody Valentine and the Psychedelic Furs. In 2012, they released the remix companion album Higher and embarked on an extensive tour. In 2013, they began recording new material with producer Craig Silvey. Early the following year, the single "I See You" reflected the more expansive direction of their fourth album, Luminous, which arrived in May 2014. ~ Heather Phares
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  1.   Song
  2.   Endless Blue
  3.   Sea Within a Sea
  4.   Still Life
  5.   Wild Eyed
  6.   Jack the Ripper
  7.   I Can See Through You
  8.   I See You
  9.   Death at the Chapel
  10.   Count in Fives
  11.   Crawdaddy Simone
  12.   Sheena Is a Parasite
  13.   You Said
  14.   I Only Think of You
  15.   A Train Roars
  16.   Comes in Waves
  17.   Little Victories
  18.   Mine and Yours
  19.   Dive In (The Pressure Ridges)
  20.   Excellent Choice
  21.   Moving Into Blue
  22.   Moving Further Away
  23.   Monica Gems
  24.   Whole New Way
  25.   Who Can Say
  26.   Scarlet Fields
  27.   Mirror's Image
  28.   Do You Remember
  29.   Gil Sleeping
  30.   Gloves
  31.   Horrors' Theme
  32.   Change Your Mind
  33.   So Now You Know
  34.   Changing the Rain
  35.   I Can't Control Myself
  36.   Three Decades
  37.   First Day of Spring
  38.   Draw Japan
  39.   In and Out of Sight
  40.   Oceans Burning
  41.   She Is the New Thing
  42.   Primary Colours
  43.   Chasing Shadows
  44.   I Can See Through You
  45.   Sleepwalk
  46.   New Ice Age
  47.   Falling Star
  48.   Jealous Sun
  49.   Thunderclaps
  50.   You Could Never Tell
  51.   Radiation by Suicide
  52.   Rocket USA by Nik Void
  53.   Shadazz
  54.   Who Can Say
  55.   Still Life Video
  56.   Phono
  57.   Nocturne

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