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REVIEW: Warhorses live !!! by JLG

Warhorses PJ's Lager House, Detroit 7/10/15

Words / Photos: Joe La Grassa


As part of a twin release show with fellow local band, VSTRS, Detroit's Warhorses graced the intimate main stage of PJ's Lager House in a shadowy, hazy darkness.  To celebrate the release of their first 7" ,Burning Desire, and an accompanying video, Warhorses took to the stage after the 11:00 hour. The figures in darkness cranked out some moody and brooding tunes.  Self described as Heavy Trance Rock, Warhorses certainly fit the part. With a stage about as dark as a black hole, just a flickering green and blue can light/smoke machine illuminated the stage. Warhorses like the music to take precedence. The featured song, Burning Desire conjures up classic Love and Rockets songs in my head. Listeners may also hear tinges of The Cure, A Place To Bury Strangers and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club lingering around in  Warhorses sonic arsenal.


Warhorses played a set consisting of my favorite song Crawl, Bury Your Dead which is the B Side of the Burning Desire 7" and of course Burning Desire along with a slew of other songs. Fans were rather captivated by the silhouettes cranking out hypnotic and thrilling sounds on the main stage. After an exhilarating set, the band debuted the video for Burning Desire thanks to Gold House Media. As described by the band, "Incredibly sexy, spooky and visually stunning video that takes the viewer down into the darkness to summon your burning desire".  The Burning Desire 7" on Escape Velocity Records is currently available at Stormy Records and at Warhorses shows. The 7"features artwork by artist Camille Rose Garcia. There certainly will be more in the works by Warhorses. Get your army and go see Warhorses when they play.