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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 Tom Furse, guitarist Joshua Hayward, drummer Joe Spurgeon, and keyboardist Rhys 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. That summer the Horrors 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. The Horrors began work on their next full-length with Paul Epworth at London's Church Studios in 2015, and forged a darker, rawer yet still danceable sound that borrowed from '80s post-punk, synth-pop, and '90s dance. The result was V, which arrived in September 2017. Heather Phares
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  1.   Song
  2.   Something to Remember Me By
  3.   Still Life
  4.   Sea Within a Sea
  5.   Endless Blue
  6.   Machine
  7.   Press Enter to Exit
  8.   Ghost
  9.   Wild Eyed
  10.   World Below
  11.   Weighed Down
  12.   I See You
  13.   I Can See Through You
  14.   Count in Fives
  15.   Jack the Ripper
  16.   A Train Roars
  17.   Scarlet Fields
  18.   Sheena Is a Parasite
  19.   I Only Think of You
  20.   Moving Into Blue
  21.   Whole New Way
  22.   New Ice Age
  23.   Do You Remember
  24.   Primary Colours
  25.   Mine and Yours
  26.   Gloves
  27.   It's a Good Life
  28.   Gathering
  29.   Change Your Mind
  30.   Jealous Sun
  31.   In and Out of Sight
  32.   First Day of Spring
  33.   You Said
  34.   Moving Further Away
  35.   Monica Gems
  36.   Dive In (The Pressure Ridges)
  37.   Mirror's Image
  38.   She Is the New Thing
  39.   Little Victories
  40.   I Can't Control Myself
  41.   Draw Japan
  42.   Comes in Waves
  43.   Point of No Reply
  44.   Oceans Burning
  45.   Hologram
  46.   Who Can Say
  47.   Chasing Shadows
  48.   So Now You Know
  49.   Gil Sleeping
  50.   Falling Star
  51.   Thunderclaps
  52.   Changing the Rain
  53.   Horrors' Theme
  54.   Three Decades
  55.   Sleepwalk

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