With thrashing synths and pounding beats, Don De Vore and Reggie Debris’ experimental industrial outfit is equal parts abrasive and haunting—but it always leaves you wanting more. Their brand of electronic hardcore may not be totally enjoyable, but it’s definitely addicting. With their debut EP, God’s Least Favorite, and a handful of singles, Collapsing Scenery is one of LA’s most exciting bands. A radical contrast to the mediocrity of commercial pop, Debris spits hyper-political lyrics atop De Vore’s aggressive production. But the band still knows how to write a hit. “Metaphysical Cops” blends heavy distortion with saccharine hooks, part Nine Inch Nails, part Blur. On “The Cat Looks At The King,” the duo showcases its ability to transcend genre, joining sleazy hip-hop with an new wave feel. Tracks like “Theme From Fellow Travelers” and “Common Cause” are strangely melodic in their dissonance, fusing the band’s punk rock roots with an undeniable pop sensibility.” – Bullett
SILENCE IN THE SNOW
Oakland’s SILENCE IN THE SNOW began in 2015 as an introspective vision between Cyn M (voice/guitars) and Andy Z (synth/organ) to create a musical outlet heavy with melancholy and brooding atmosphere. The desire to work with a minimalistic palette and capture sonic catharsis inspired their debut album, Break In The Skin, which was released in the fall of November 2016.
“Enter Silence in the Snow, who appear to have mixed the dark, deliberate drama of post punk with the lush soundscapes of dream pop, through what can only be described as musical alchemy. With their debut album this duo have created their own unique sound that is both sparse and expansive in equal measures.” -Belwood Music
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