The Shyness of Strangers ~ If It Serves You

Perhaps unsurprisingly a band named The Shyness of Strangers wouldn’t be the most unabashed. True to form, it might be more selectively-social and steadfast in its coldwave, post-punk sound. It might even be distant or indifferent. but those would be easy generalizations masking… Continue reading The Shyness of Strangers ~ If It Serves You

Amyl & The Sniffers ~ Hertz

Melbourne, Australian sultry-spitfire Amy Taylor, lead singer of Amyl & The Sniffers, stated that she began writing punk powerhouse tune Hertz pre-COVID, but it became even more apt in lockdown. “…I’m literally dying. I just want to get to the country and fucking not be in the city… It’s that feeling of feeling suffocated — you just want to look at the sky, just be … Continue reading Amyl & The Sniffers ~ Hertz

Corlyx ~ White Wolf

From the depths of great trauma, delicious art can be derived — such is the music of Corlyx. The band made up of Italian songwriter Brandon and American singer Caitlin, met in Los Angeles and repatriated to iconic Italy to birth their band’s namesake she derived from a teenage dream. Thusly born of traumatic childhoods, they joined forces in mutually-creative admiration of the musical stylings … Continue reading Corlyx ~ White Wolf

Die Antwoord ~ I Fink You Freeky (nsfw)

Just how to unpack this Pandora’s box of darkly-eclectic gothic-rap-rave splendor… albeit, a treasure trove of years past but still unsurprisingly relevant and dark-culturally significant. “Sexy boys, fancy boys, Playboys, bad boys, I fink u freeky and I like you a lot” Die Antwoord, meaning “The Answer” in Afrikaans, are the duo of Watkin Tudor “Ninja” Jones and Anri “Yolandi Visser” du Toit (oft accused … Continue reading Die Antwoord ~ I Fink You Freeky (nsfw)

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)