Yesterday morning, taking a short break from their West Coast tour, The Horrors dropped by Morning Becomes Eclectic to grace KCRW with a set of epic jams off their latest album, Skying. In between their lush sets, Jason conducted a brief interview with the band in which they discussed their recording process, having “found” their sound and identity, and how The Horrors’ frontman Faris’ side-project Cat’s Eye got a gig at The Vatican.
A band that has experimented with a number of aesthetics in their lifetime, The Horrors’ short, but sweet set highlighted the strengths of their inspired, new found, looping melodic drone. Stripped of the records’ produced sheen, their live performance laid bare the intricacy of the layers of sound they’re playing with and a gentle vulnerability at the heart of their moody swagger. It was charming, psychedelic stuff and I am INCREDIBLY PSYCHED to see their live show tonight at the El Rey.
By the end of tonight’s show, I expect to be laid out flat on the carpet of the El Rey, like Brando at the end of Apocalypse Now, whispering…”The Horrors, The Horrors.”
Changing the Rain
I Can See Through You
Moving Further Away