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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.   Still Life
  3.   Sea Within a Sea
  4.   Endless Blue
  5.   Wild Eyed
  6.   Jack the Ripper
  7.   Count in Fives
  8.   I Can See Through You
  9.   Death at the Chapel
  10.   I See You
  11.   Draw Japan
  12.   Moving Further Away
  13.   Three Decades
  14.   Who Can Say
  15.   Horrors' Theme
  16.   Thunderclaps
  17.   Sleepwalk
  18.   Sheena Is a Parasite
  19.   Oceans Burning
  20.   Scarlet Fields
  21.   Mirror's Image
  22.   Gil Sleeping
  23.   She Is the New Thing
  24.   Gloves
  25.   Excellent Choice
  26.   Little Victories
  27.   Mine and Yours
  28.   Jealous Sun
  29.   Chasing Shadows
  30.   I Can See Through You
  31.   You Said
  32.   Monica Gems
  33.   Dive In (The Pressure Ridges)
  34.   I Only Think of You
  35.   Falling Star
  36.   First Day of Spring
  37.   I Can't Control Myself
  38.   Do You Remember
  39.   Comes in Waves
  40.   New Ice Age
  41.   In and Out of Sight
  42.   Change Your Mind
  43.   So Now You Know
  44.   Changing the Rain
  45.   Moving Into Blue
  46.   A Train Roars
  47.   Crawdaddy Simone
  48.   Primary Colours
  49.   Whole New Way
  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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