When we spoke with The Horrors in late spring, we half jokingly lamented their lack of black souled depression. They were wearing all black, at least, but they were chipper guys, excited to talk about going to New Mexico and, like, those pennies that you can get flattened at rest stops in New Jersey. They loved America and life and hanging out and being in a band! Though it may be personally sad, there is still a nice tinge to a gloomy idol. So, as if to bludgeon their brooding personae (our peppy perception: their true identity!), The Horrors new video, "Mirror's Image," has butterflies and flowers. Of different colors. Not grey and black—though, at least, those are the only colors they are wearing. And to those who say we are missing the point, that this is just an homage to Jefferson Airplane, well, remember that no one was more in tune with rainbows than them.
August 17, 2009