Category: Featured Artist

Screen Vinyl Image

Screen Vinyl Image

Hailing from Arlington, VA, Screen Vinyl Image is the husband-and-wife duo of Kim and Jake Reid, whose ties with Virginia’s long-standing shoegaze scene (Ceremony, Skywave, Alcian Blue, The Offering) perpetuate the tradition of dark noisy destruction layered over well-crafted song writing.

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Cold Showers

Cold Showers

Cold Showers fuse the brash power of the shoegazers and the ambience of coldwave with the smoky compulsions of the no-wavers and the carnal energy of post-punk. Their music will strike a chord with anyone who has ever liked bands such as The Sound and Joy Division.

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The KVB

The KVB

Owing equally to the mournful and world-weary sounds of Joy Division, the shoegaze sonics of The Jesus & Mary Chain, and the stark synths of Cabaret Voltaire, The KVB deliver a meticulously crafted masterclass in spine-tingling music bathed in blackness.

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The 10:04’s

The 10:04's

The 10:04’s are an indie quartet whose insanely brilliant amalgamation of growling guitar hooks, glacial synths, pulsating bass lines, and pounding drums, all topped off with Steven Bolton’s distinctly gothic baritone, will undoubtedly strike a chord with fans of Editors and White Lies.

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The Rope

The Rope

The Rope‘s gloom-laced songs incorporate the brooding bass lines, spiky guitar riffs, and aggressive percussion parts found on records by Killing Joke, Bauhaus, The Sound, The Sisters Of Mercy, and The Chameleons, while the layers of lush synths bring to mind Roger O’Donnell and The Cure.

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Skeleton Hands

Skeleton Hands

Skeleton Hands‘ moody musical parfait is layered with glacial synths, minimalist rhythms, cascading guitars, hazy vocals, and punchy bass lines that sound lifted from some long-lost band on Factory Records.

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Winter Severity Index

Winter Severity Index

Embracing the shadowy storms of sheer misery that turned Ian Curtis, Robert Smith, and Morrissey into poster boys for self-loathing teenagers, Winter Severity Index produce gloomy soundscapes full of distorted guitars, dry-ice synths, prominent bass lines, and propulsive drumbeats.

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Human Tetris

Human Tetris

Anchored in the emotional space of ’80s post-punk and New Wave, all of Human Tetris‘s releases share a gorgeously morose vibe centered on solemn vocals, brooding bass, and C86 guitar riffs, while the relentless percussion practically marches with a militaristic cadence.

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The Chapman Family

The Chapman Family

The Chapman Family ‘s sound is a tight-rope walk between cold war punk, noise rock, and dark indie that combines charging guitar riffs, sneering basslines, and pounding drums with baritone screams of frustration and discontentment of the disenfranchised.

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Cold Cave

Cold Cave

Taking cues from ’80s post-punk, goth, and synthpop household names like The Cure, New Order, Joy Division, and Depeche Mode, Cold Cave‘s dark outings provide an aural tour-de-force of pounding synths, muscular rhytmhs, resonant baritone vocals, atmospheric industrial beats, and post-punk vibes.

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