The fellas over at Taxlo have a couple solid events coming up. In addition to The Rapture and The Golden Filter hitting the stage at Sonar this Saturday, next Friday night they are importing a fine little band from London.
The Horrors play Sonar September 18th, with the guitar chomping Crocodiles opening the affair on the club stage. Cullen and Simon will also be spinning, rounding out what should be a more than hospitable evening.
The Horrors just dropped Primary Colours, a welcoming change-up from their debut. Whereas their first LP sported some pretty decent garage rock heavy with ideas from our side of the pond, Primary Colours goes in a new direction.
With Portishead's Geoff Barrow helping out with production, this one is a whole lot of krautrock drenched in pop. The transition works well and Faris Badwan's raw squalls turn into refined bellows. Closing track "Sea Within a Sea" is so good, that one might recall the German legends NEU! as it winds its way into electro-psych bliss.
Crocodiles are worth getting there early for, as their debut Summer of Hate ain't too shabby. These guys blend sounds of fuzzy rock & roll with some synth pop to create a record that's generally pretty catchy. There's a heap of reverb, and tracks range from dance-worthy rock to more relaxed ballads.
I've got a pair of tickets to give away to this one, courtesy of Taxlo. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and consider yourself thrown in the mix. I'll pick the winner a day before the show, so be sure to check the ol' inbox then.