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Two Step Horror: Living Room Music

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Published June 15, 2011

It’s been a busy time recently over at the local leather-clad sex ‘n’ death collective, commonly known as Vebeth. The last month has seen two releases from artists within the collective, both exploring the darker side of rock with varying results.
First up is ‘Living Room Music’ from Two Step Horror, who are the duo of Þórður Grímsson and Anna Margrét Björnsson. Using ‘50s rock sounds as their music substrate (most evident on tracks such as ‘Wray’ and ‘Dusty Strands’), they meld more contemporary sounds such as shoegaze and dream pop on top. You can really hear this on tracks such as the opener ‘Ambeth’ and ‘Song For You’, which feels more like The Cocteau Twins performing the soundtrack to a David Lynch movie. You can almost imagine yourself wearing leather gloves while cruising the night streets looking for something bad to get up to.

More on the Vebeth collective:
Dead Skeletons: Dead Magick I & II


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