The Horrors were never the kind of band to do what anyone expected. Their 2007 debut smothered garage-punk substance beneath makeup and hairspray and shtick to match. But they blew out of that cartoonish scene with 2010 follow-up Primary Colours, which found crucial inspiration in record-collector classics like Can and Loop, revealing the matured Horrors as dynamic, daring and extremely literate. (Turns out they destroyed live, too.) They've been moving in new directions ever since, finding a lush, synthesizer-fueled sound on upcoming album Luminous. Now the Horrors are pop like The Psychedelic Furs, psychedelic like The Stone Roses, and limitlessly euphoric like Krautrock mainstay Michael Rother … because after all this time, they're still digging the deep cuts.
Thu., May 1, 8 p.m., 2014
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