Photo by Eleanor Petry
Grave Babies are a band from Seattle that play electronic driven rock music incapable of standing still. The farther down the album, the wider range of music you'll hear. Holographic Violence doesn't conform to any specific genre or wavelength. As each song progresses, the music grows more sinister and evil, heralding the end of everything as we know it. The album begins innocuously enough, with "Eternal (On and On)." It's a shoegazey rock jam that's almost fun, but its chorus of singers sound like the beginning credits to an 80s sci-fi apocalypse. The record continues from there, trucking along into distorted places like "Try 2 Try" which kind of sounds like a guitar crying. When it gets to "Metal Me," the calmness of the earlier album vanishes, replaced by a heavy lead guitar and reverberating synths. The end of the world never sounded so good.
Holographic Violence comes out July 24. Pre-order your copy of the record from Hardly Art right here.