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10 bands that prove why Misfits endure, from Metallica to My Chemical Romance
10 bands that prove why Misfits endure, from Metallica to My Chemical Romance
Misfits are the very model of an influential punk band. Which was most likely not Glenn Danzig’s goal when he formed them in 1977 in his native Lodi, New Jersey, naming them for Marilyn Monroe’s final film from 1961. After initially being driven by Danzig’s distorted electric piano, Misfits became known for sludgy power chords pitched in the key of Black Sabbath set to Ramones-oid tempos and song
KRISTIN KONTROL: From Dum Dum Girl to smart synth-siren
KRISTIN KONTROL: From Dum Dum Girl to smart synth-siren
Plenty of bands draw on '80s new wave and synthpop for inspiration, but few do so while also crafting songs as solid as Kristin Kontrol, the project of Kristin Welchez, best known as the maestro of lo-fi garage-pop act Dum Dum Girls. X-Communicate, Kristin Kontrol's debut, is keyboard-driven pop of the finest vintage, married with modern-sounding production from Kurt Feldman (who has his own synth