Gentle Ropes ~ Oči (Eyes)

Native Kyivian, Serj Kost of Gentle Ropes penned Oči (Eyes) with references to The Smiths songs Still Ill and There is a Light That Never Goes Out. This, the first single from his upcoming album Control (to be released May 6th, 2022), is one of only two native-tongue tracks on the album and the first to be released as a single. The new album, “(is) … Continue reading Gentle Ropes ~ Oči (Eyes)

JUNKSISTA ~ Life Is Unfair (& Love Is A Bitch)

Of this music video’s most striking elements: – A half-chest bloodied dress – A perused skin mag – A man of dilly-dallying disinterest – A little red riding hood / big bad wolf metaphor – A contents-yet-unknown basket (The End, isn’t) – A box of multi-flavored jellybeans And a slyly-lurking siren closely astride throughout. Maybe it’s an awakening. A realization that one is perhaps a … Continue reading JUNKSISTA ~ Life Is Unfair (& Love Is A Bitch)

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)

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-describes themselves on Spotify as, “… pull(ing) together the harrowing, the surreal, and the urgently personal with shades of … Continue reading PVRIS ~ White Noise

Jane Weaver ~ Did You See Butterflies?

The beauty that is Jane Weaver is in her intrinsic ability to so delightfully and depthfully portray emotions in such a simple yet under-the-skin manner. Jane worked with Paolo Suhonen (a longtime favorite of hers) to create the video for Did You See Butterflies? — the video itself a study in retrospective art made to perhaps better portray the mindfuck that is undertaking the rebuilding … Continue reading Jane Weaver ~ Did You See Butterflies?