The Horrors' metamorphosis from obnoxious noisemongers to moody, Mercury Prize-nominated melodists on their second album, Primary Colours
, is one of the great transformations in rock 'n' roll history. The Horrors are about to release their hotly anticipated third album, Skying
, but the British psych-goth band's frontman, Faris Badwan, clearly isn't content with staying in one place for long. So he's undergone yet another drastic musical makeover, forming a drony side-project with Canadian opera soprano/classical multi-instrumentalist Rachel Zeffira--a career move that almost makes his other band's aforementioned switchup seem positively uneventful.
The mystery-shrouded and experimental pair, billing themselves as Cat's Eyes, released their Spectorian self-titled debut disc (recorded at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios in Bath, England) this past May. Additionally, they recently covered "The Crying Game," the 1964 Geoff Stephens tear-jerker popularized by Boy George for the 1992 movie of the same name...and their version is amazing.
A video performance of the song, shot live at the Musical Museum in London with Faris on guitar/vocals and Rachel on Wurlitzer/cor anglais, is out now, and it's just exquisite. Surely even Boy George would approve. Watch it below and cry with joy:
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