New Noise debuts FOLLOWING TRAILS video from New Zealand-based atmospheric metal ensemble Spook the Horses

Jesus Figueroa

People Used To Live Here Out Now On Pelagic

New Zealand-based atmospheric metal ensemble SPOOK THE HORSES debuts the visual accompaniment to "Following Trails" on July 31.

Now playing courtesy of New Noise Magazine, the hymn comes by way of the band's "People Used To Live Here" full-length released last year via Pelagic Records.
The band stated, "The video is based upon a recollection of a dream, filmed within the house that the record 'People Used To Live Here' was originally written, and is intended as both a literal and metaphorical reflection on ideas relating to the subjective limits of self, perspicacity, and self-determinism."
If you missed it, view SPOOK THE HORSES' interactive video for "Made Shapeless" and stream

"People Used To Live Here" in full at

"People Used To Live Here" is out now on CD, LP, and digital formats via Pelagic Records. See all ordering info below.

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Imagine if band members could rotate between instrument positions, because each musician had a proficient grasp on each instrument involved? It would supply a degree of freedom and mutual musical understanding, something that most bands could only dream of. 

SPOOK THE HORSES, from Wellington, New Zealand, are such a band.

Perhaps it's this multi instrumentalism and virtuosity that explains the vast musical territory that is explored among the band's three albums: while 2011's debut album Brighter was defined by sweet post-rock crescendos, 2015's Rainmaker was a much heavier affair that would appeal to fans of Cult Of Luna or Amenra. 

The band's forthcoming "People Used To Live Here," in quiet stark contrast to the aforementioned, sees the band turn the distortion knobs way down, to a mildly saturated crunch tone, at most.

The band's most daring effort to date, "People Used To Live Here" explores the natural and immediate. 

Written and conceived in relative isolation over several grim Southern Hemisphere winters, SPOOK THE HORSES is defining their own sonic trademark with this album: an atmosphere of quiet desolation, raw and real, desperate and unsettling; the post-apocalyptic soundtrack to abandoned places, where people used to live, at one point in time, long ago.

Fans of Bohren & Der Club Of Gore, Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, Mogwai (Come On Die Young), and Amenra (acoustic), pay heed.

[Photo by Alex Ross]

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