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Known for their pulsing blend of danceable noise, visceral post-punk, and a live performance that mirrors the way the record unravels, Model/Actriz is an experiment in the primal aspects of human experience.

Formed in Boston, the band draws on inspirations from a myriad of scenes, with lead singer Cole hailing from Delaware, and Jack and Ruben from sunny Southern California. Yet there is a certain darkness that influences and permeates their music, reminiscent of the likes of Death Grips, Savages, and Nicolas Jaar. Their debut EP, AVA, threatens to burst at its own seams, with the trio paying homage to their love of noise, punk, and house music, an alchemical mixture of which turns much more volatile and terrifying than even those individual elements would lead to you to believe.

Following the politically-charged, volatile debut AVA, Model/Actriz present their newest work No, a continuation of their noisy dance music processional. The four tracks tread the line between the brute force of punk and throbbing grooves of dance music, like a heart about to explode.

Written in the fall of 2016, the songs were perfected live in the underground scenes of Boston and Los Angeles. The EP explores a minimally tonal sonic palette, relying on Ruben Radlauer and Jack Wetmore’s coalescing noises and rhythms rather than traditional song elements to awaken something primitive in the audience.

The EP is raw and minimal; it emits a grotesque light that goes hand in hand with frontman Cole Haden’s visceral lyric themes on the body, sex, and hate; it is about scrutinizing and tearing oneself apart; then offering the spoils up into searing light. No was recorded live by Chris McLaughlin (Mean Creek, BOYTOY) at the Converse Rubber Tracks Studio.

Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of premiering the EP stream, which you can enjoy below. It hits the streets via Danger Collective Records today.

(Visit Model/Actriz here:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/modelactriz
Instagram: @modelactriz
Bandcamp: www.modelactriz.bandcamp.com)

(Photo by Adam Sandor Nagy)

Los Angeles feminist art-punk band French Vanilla are set to release their full-length self-titled album, on March 24 via Danger Collective Records. The nine vigorous tracks regulate the dance floor with socially sensitive lyrics, vocal freneticism, punchy basslines, and catchy sax. Delivering performances filled with infectious energy and enthusiasm, the band has shared stages with Girlpool, Screaming Females, Tacocat, Genesis P-Orridge and Cherry Glazerr.

French Vanilla is made up of Max Albeck (drums), Ali Day (guitar/bass), Sally Spitz (vocals), and Daniel Trautfield (bass/sax). Half-driven by a desire to challenge the established SoCal music scene, dominated by a few influential (male) tastemakers, and half by a desire to hang out with friends, FV started in LA’s queer punk underground and it is in these spaces that they feel the most at home.

Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of sharing “Social Trappings” (below). This is what guitarist/bassist Day had to say about it:

“We wrote ‘Social Trappings’ in a tiny hallway when we didn’t have a place to practice. It’s about having a toxic attraction to someone and then later realizing that person is nothing like you imagined. It’s about being liberated from that pull and not letting someone else determine your value.” 

(Pre-order French Vanilla

Visit the band here: Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram)