Grabbitz ~ The Ugly

Nicholas Chiari (aka Grabbitz) is a non-stop merry-go-round of catchy wonderous electro-pop sights and sounds that never fails to impress. Like the protagonist in his video, he seems to be driven, nay chased by an alter-ego with breathless abandon, perchance a faceless personification of death or time, and always to new and wildly different heights. Grabbitz’s work has been featured here before with his wall-of-sound … Continue reading Grabbitz ~ The Ugly

Killing Joke ~ I Am The Virus

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 … Continue reading Killing Joke ~ I Am The Virus

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)

Film School ~ Influencer

Perhaps a perfect counter to our current viral-infected oft desolate lives is the band Film School, originally formed in San Francisco and more recently headquartered in Los Angeles, comprised of bandmates Greg Bertens (vocals, guitar), Nyles Lannon (guitar, backing vocals), Justin LaBo (bass), Jason Ruck (synths), and Adam Wade (drums). If you long for the salad days of My Bloody Valentine, Chapterhouse, or Slowdive, then … Continue reading Film School ~ Influencer