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)

Fontaines D.C. ~ Televised Mind

This is whatchacallit when medium and message meet. The repetition is hypnotic with just enough variation to trip/break something cracker-backwards in my mind. The song and video have an almost heroin-esque motif with deep blue-black auras that resonate in regions scarred from white-hot tongues, licking wounds not to cauterize, but to embellish…. Continue reading Fontaines D.C. ~ Televised Mind