New release: The Horrors

With the release of Brits The Horrors third EP this week stateside, its refreshing to be noting something positive London has given the world.  Skying is not music to start a riot to, but is filled with plenty of its own angst and emotion.  Background layers of textured synth deepen the languid vocals and drum beats of what the sources say were a “garage band” once upon a time.

From NPR’s First Listen:

On The Horrors’ stunning new album, Skying, the band has metamorphosed into a shimmery and wildly emotive band. Its desire to sound epic recalls the early, Eno/Lanois-produced U2 and Tears for Fears albums, and like those records, Skying is bold, lush and big. “Still Life,” “Dive In” and “Endless Blue” flit and weave about on echoing waves of guitars, chugging drum cracks and anthemic vocal hooks, but the real stunner here is “You Said,” one of the most enchanting and summery songs of the year so far.

NME, who named Primary Colours, the band’s sophomore effort, 2009 Album of the Year–gives Skying a 8 out of 10.  Stream it over at Stereogum by clicking here.  

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