The Daily Choice: Haunted Horses – White Eyes
It has been spoken of before on The Daily Choice that Seattle has been, in the past, decidedly lacking in the lower-fi, more garage-y, noise-like elements of rock ‘n’ roll. With recent discoveries of bands like Wimps, Stickers, and Haunted Horses I would like to proudly step away from this observation. There’s a metronome-on-meth drum beat that pushes “White Eyes” forward, a sort of panicked timer, forcing the band’s metal-tinged post-rock to a sweaty climax. When it finally collapses in the shouts, screams, industrial explosions, and a sheer wall of sound, it hits with a visceral impact, as if the band itself – drum kits, tatted bodies and all – have collapsed upon you. Seattle, I had given you up to new soul and singer-songwriters, but after this steel-toed kick to the groin, I’m ready to give it another try.
“White Eyes” appears on the fairly awesome 2012 Crybaby Studios Compilation.