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- Posted on Mar 5th 2013 12:00PM by Natasha Young
The monochromatic video for their premiere track "Alone," off their upcoming debut full-length LP, is fittingly described as a "music film." It's an intimate tour through a photographer's studio, blown-up prints creating a forest of images for an inexplicably nude woman to frolic or flee through. On this, the band says, "There is only one real antidote to the anguish engendered in humanity by its awareness of death: Erotic joy."
Dark Horses is said to consist of "six musicians and one photographer," which clarifies the recurring cameo of an old film camera throughout. "Alone" and its accompanying visuals may denote Dark Horses early on as "art rock" in a similar vein as how the Yeah Yeah Yeahs evolved out of New York's underground art scene. But, provocative visual treatments aside, the music stands on its own.
Dark Horses' debut album, Black Music, comes out on April 2 via Last Gang Records.