Crooked Bangs: “Rabbit Hole”

When you hear Crooked Bangs’ brand of gothic punk, there aren’t many musical comparisons. The Austin trio sounds more like a swarm of bees on “Rabbit Hole” than anything else. The guitars are locked in a buzzing drone while the drums stop and start on a dime, and singer Leda Ginestra practically hovers overhead with her ghostly voice. It totally makes sense that a few of the band members are graphic designers. This is visual music, highly-stylized but still rock-and-roll to its full-throttle core.

“Rabbit Hole” appears on II, out April 21. Crooked Bangs play at Cheer Up Charlie’s on Saturday, April 22.

–Art Levy // host, Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., producer, My KUTX

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