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)
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
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?
Take a classic song, a favorite tune cloaked in nostalgia, add one newly-minted, highly-talented Los Angeles band and straightaway find yourself in possession of a soundtrack to one’s future unwritten memories. Dark Side Of Light are the electro-acoustic soundchild of Californian natives Nik Frost and Grant Conway that were surprisingly-shocked to find their debut release, a gorgeous new take on Seals and Croft’s “yacht rock” … Continue reading Dark Side Of Light ~ Summer Breeze
The deeply talented, at times irreverent, Maynard James Keenan, lead singer and chief protagonist of both Tool and A Perfect Circle fame decided in 2007 to found his third band Puscifer he once described as “the space where my Id, Ego, and Anima all come together to exchange cookie recipes.” This, to be his ‘for fun‘ group, not dissimilar to Ministry’s Al Jourgensen’s ‘for fun‘ … Continue reading Puscifer – Momma Sed