New Zealand's Spook the Horses have opened for both Neurosis and The Ocean, and they're signed to The Ocean-affiliated Pelagic Records, and if you like those bands but haven't heard Spook The Horses, you're probably gonna wanna change that. Having formed in 2009, they went on to release the soaring post-metal records Brighter (2011) and Rainmaker (2015) before taking a quieter, slowcore-ish turn on 2017's People Used To Live Here. In contrast, their new album Empty Body is their heaviest yet.
"An entire album of our prettier, more bittersweet inclinations demands a reply of our most aggressive and confrontational," said the band's Callum Gay. "The pendulum must swing back the other way."