SEVERE SEVERE / FILM STRIP ( from cleveland )
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Sounds Like: Wire, The Cure, Joy Division, Savage Republic
Bio: Formed in Los Angeles in 2002, originally under the name The Duration. Severe Severe consists of Nico Jordan (guitar, synth, loops, voice & percussion), Mike Capritta (bass, synth), Matt Newman & Jeremy Dubs (live drums). Influenced by a wide range of artists including Sonic Youth, Big Black, Wir...See Full Bio
“Break Up hits hard, like a cross between The Death Cult, Siouxsie & the Banshees, and Joy Division, but with a more current urgency, taking postpunk’s darkwave vibe and adding razor sharp edges. It looks at bands such as The Editors and White Lies, and makes it raw and jagged, with demons in the drums and spirits in the guitars, clawing against the walls of the Batcave and breaking fingernails like chords. Sometimes there’s a dark Cure mood, too, but with fast percussive intensity. (The drums are astounding.) It’s like a New Model Army fever dream, or Adam & the Ants getting way into Specimen, or a drum roll thundercloud that hits like lightning!”