Joy Division ~ She’s Lost Control [1979]

As it seems, those bands capable of creating masterpieces often appear soul-possessed of and by their own music. In their live performances, we not only bask in their presence, but we share in the raw realization of their creative visions. Less often, the feeling is captured in audio or video recording, and even then not everyone sees (or misses) that beauty, or understands how deeply fulfilling the experience of direct resonance … Continue reading Joy Division ~ She’s Lost Control [1979]

Amyl & The Sniffers ~ Hertz [2⊘21]

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 [2⊘21]

Fontaines D.C. ~ Televised Mind [2⊘21]

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 [2⊘21]

Killing Joke ~ I Am The Virus [2⊘15]

Despite the song’s eerily prescient release nearly five years prior to COVID, Jaz Coleman, frontman for Killing Joke, is an unlikely omniscient and rather perhaps simply wise. The lyrics, more likely to be interpreted as an allegory to our world’s overlords and their ever-present control over our lives – Jaz is an oft believer in several popular conspiracy theories, an occultist, an apparent cigar aficionado (see pic above), and a self-professed … Continue reading Killing Joke ~ I Am The Virus [2⊘15]

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