The Horrors – “I See You”

By Michael Nelson / February 24, 2014 - 2:55 pm

Earlier today, gothy British post-punkers the Horrors announced some details of their upcoming fourth LP: It will be called Luminous (that’s the cover art above), and it will be released on May 5. It’s the band’s first album since 2011’s Skying, and as frontman Faris Badwan told NME, “This is the album I’ve been most excited about releasing. I think it would be misleading to say it’s got more guitars or more synths, because half the time the guitars sound like synths anyway. Is it fair to say there’s more of everything?” The band just debuted a song from Luminous (notably not a single, which isn’t surprising as it’s seven and a half minutes long) on Zane Lowe’s BBC 1 radio show. The epic “I See You” opens as an unusually clearheaded and dance-y track for the Horrors, with a lilting Britpoppy melody, but all that gives way to spectral, deeply tripped-out second half worthy of Spiritualized or early Deerhunter. You can check it out below.