Black Lodge Eastlake
Fri., Feb. 2, 9 p.m. 2018 All Ages
Recommended by Brian Cook
Don’t be fooled by their playful band name—Haunted Horses have the nightmarish aura of a dissonant horror-film soundtrack and the percussive force of a stampeding herd of Clydesdales. As longtime staples in Seattle’s DIY scene, the guitar-and-drums duo honed their blend of punk’s energy, death-rock’s morbid swagger, and industrial music’s broken tones into a cavalcade of pulsating and propulsive gloom reminiscent of cult goth-punks the VSS. After a short-lived breakup in 2016, Haunted Horses returned with last year’s excellent Come EP, which further accentuates their filthy and hallucinatory throb.
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