Garbage ~ Wolves (nsfw)

Since their early incarnation in the ’90’s, Garbage has been a mainstay in the alternative+ music world. Band members Shirley Manson (main vocals, guitars, keyboards), Duke Erikson (guitar, bass, keyboards), Steve Marker (guitar, keyboards), and Butch Vig (drums, percussion, keyboards) have been distinctive in their cake-like-blending of staunchly-driven guitar riffs, complimentary darkly-layered synths, finally iced with Shirley’s… Continue reading Garbage ~ Wolves (nsfw)

TVAM ~ Bitplain

In a world where isolation has more or less been the new standard, one’s thoughts turn to our new communication norms and what they allow us to share and how. With Bitplain, TVAM are plumbing the depths of our mental connectivity to others through computer circuitry; a potential bond between the stark cold silicon and the fleshy bits that Continue reading TVAM ~ Bitplain

PVRIS ~ White Noise

Originally known as Operation Guillotine, a metal-core band rechristened PARIS when their musical direction changed to a synth/electro-pop sound, and finally to the current PVRIS (same pronunciation) due to copyright issues. The band made up of vocalist Lynn Gunn, guitarist Alex Babinski, and bassist/keyboardist Brian MacDonald, self-describe themselves on Spotify as, “… pull(ing) together the harrowing, the surreal, and the urgently personal with shades of … Continue reading PVRIS ~ White Noise

Royal Blood ~ Boilermaker

Royal Blood lead singer Mike Kerr stated in an interview, “A boilermaker is a horrible, horrible drink. It’s a shot of whiskey (dropped) in a beer… When you’re drinking them, you know things are going wrong.” Strange then the juxtaposition of the boisterous fan-favorite track Boilermaker (first introduced during their 2019 European tour) up against this ill- Continue reading Royal Blood ~ Boilermaker

Film School ~ Influencer

Perhaps a perfect counter to our current viral-infected oft desolate lives is the band Film School, originally formed in San Francisco and more recently headquartered in Los Angeles, comprised of bandmates Greg Bertens (vocals, guitar), Nyles Lannon (guitar, backing vocals), Justin LaBo (bass), Jason Ruck (synths), and Adam Wade (drums). If you long for the salad days of My Bloody Valentine, Chapterhouse, or Slowdive, then … Continue reading Film School ~ Influencer