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Injecting Strangers

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Rock Avant-garde

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Injecting Strangers @ Northside Tavern

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Nov
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Injecting Strangers @ The Comet

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Injecting Strangers @ The New Vintage

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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Head out to The East Room for a rock and roll filled Saturday night. Cincinnati rockers Injecting Strangers are returning to Nashville to play with locals Yumi & the System. These “lucky little f*ckers” are touring for their latest album, Patience, Child. You won’t want to miss these powerful performances beginning at 9pm. Read below to learn more about the bands.

This band is from Cincinnati, Ohio but are no strangers to the Nashville scene. They’ve played with an impressive number of locals at house shows and venues alike. They most recently participated in local festival, Boro Fondo. Their album Patience, Child was released in October 2014, featuring their single “Detroit.” Injecting Strangers makes alternative rock that is ever evolving. It’s easy to see why they are self-described as “theatrical” when you hear their catchy harmonies and showy vocals. The band is without a doubt going to give a high energy performance. - No Country For New Nashville


A quick look at Injecting Strangers‘ social media presence will tell you a lot of what you need to know about their album, ‘Patience, Child’. The record is zany, quirky, and unafraid to be different.

The opening track, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, propels us into the album with a raucous cacophony of drums and guitar. This is quickly followed up with the melodic track, Lioness of the Old West, that draws you in and delivers a catchy chorus that will please the listener early on. Many of the songs’ instrumental portions are not extremely striking as the tracks are often built around the unique vocal melodies. Richard Ringer’s vocal style is very reminiscent of Modest Mouse or Pixies, and the same style of song construction is on display here.

Lucky continues to extol the band’s commitment to their quirky selves as they unashamedly ply a catchy chorus with repeated profanity before juxtaposing this with the following track Snow that lends itself to a more sombre manner. Haunted Heavens utilises a Jim Morrison type lyrical monologue that may not match the substance of a Doors song but it leads into a pulsating riff well.

Little Shooter Upper is one track that cannot go unmentioned, the Cincinnati band’s talent for creating catchy hooks is especially evident here. It is a short, snappy and fun song to listen to, and one that generally typifies the tone of the record. Nightmare Nancy Pt 1 and Pt 2 contrast well while maintaining the ghoulish, carnival-esque nature of this portion of the album.

Detroit is arguably the best song on the record, providing a mature sound of competency that still incorporates the zany melodies found earlier on ‘Patience, Child’. It’s a floating sound that fits in well with the winding down of the album.

Tea Cup is pretty and serene, a slow fading track that shows a side of the band that they, unfortunately, do not show more of during the album, as they create a beautifully tranquil lullaby of a song. It ends on a fading whisper – fitting for a final song – that almost causes you to forget the raucous insanity that was conjured up throughout the record. When they aim for something more substantial, they show signs of real potential when creating great songs such as this.

It is an enjoyable, playful record and it seems this is what Injecting Strangers largely tried to achieve. Patience Child, is an interesting album to say the least, and one can obtain a sense of fun from the songs the band clearly has when creating their music. - Pure M


Late last year, unique Cincinnati Rock crew Injecting Strangers unveiled its first EP, the great three-track sampler Nightmare Nancy. This Friday, the band is ready to celebrate the unleashing of its first full-length, the wonderfully entertaining Patience, Child (made available online Oct. 28). The group will play a free album release party at MOTR Pub (1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, motrpub.com) Friday with guests New Wave Rebellion from Nashville, Tenn. Showtime is 10 p.m.

Though it’s unclear whether timing the release to Halloween was intentional, it is certainly fitting. With theatrical flair and a playfully progressive Pop slant, Patience, Child at times brings to mind the swaggering, glammy cheekiness of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, while several tracks have distinct references to Halloween-y themes. The album kicks off with a horror-movie scream that leads into the boisterous “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” while “Haunted Heavens” also fits the All Hallows’ Eve vibe perfectly, with its sinister spoken-word passages and eerie choral background vocals. It’s like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” filtered through Queen, Public Image Limited and The Nightmare Before Christmas and then re-filtered through a modern Indie Rock mindset. And then there are the “Nightmare Nancy” tracks (“Pt. 1” and “Pt. 2”), a mad two-part “horror story.” Like Halloween itself, though, the ominous moments are never sharply menacing thanks to the band’s buoyant songwriting.

Patience, Child showcases Injecting Strangers’ deft writing skills. The group pulls off the difficult task of crafting music that is arranged uniquely and creatively, yet still has an incredibly infectious sense of Pop melody, making for an album listening experience that is a thrill ride from start to finish. And it’s not always about blatant flamboyance. The great track “The Snow” has more of a subdued, melancholic feel than much of the other material, but the great hooks, trickling guitar and rich Beach Boys-esque harmonies are just as strong as anything on the album. Other highlights include “Shooter Upper” and its high-octane, New York Dolls-ian boogie; “Detroit,” which struts like Bowie at his Ziggy Stardustiest; and closer “Teacup,” a fractured acoustic ballad that brings to mind Daniel Johnston.

Find more info on Injecting Strangers at injectingstrangers.com and purchase/preview Patience, Child at injectingstrangers.bandcamp.com. - CityBeat


Very promising Cincinnati newcomers Injecting Strangers will be promoting the release of their debut recording, a three-song EP titled Nightmare Nancy, Saturday at Mainstay Rock Bar (301 W. Fifth St., Downtown, mainstayrockbar.com). The free show starts at 9 p.m. Chicago area band Dr. Manhattan opens.

Injecting Strangers’ elastic Indie Rock sound is impressively — but never cloyingly — theatrical, with the arrangements and sonics bending with the storylines in the lyrics. The tracks “Nightmare Nancy pt. 1” and “Nightmare Nancy pt. 2” show this Rock Opera-esque attribute most clearly, but the tale of murder, medicine and a disgraced doctor, which flows like scenes from a film, begins with the EP’s “single,” “Lucky” and the jarring refrain, “I’m a lucky little fucker.” (There is also a solid secret bonus track, “Second Class Angel,” on the release.)

There’s a lot of violence in these songs, but the sonics and performances are buoyant and sometimes downright jubilant-sounding. Injecting Strangers has a frisky flair for the dramatic, but thankfully steer clear of melodramatics. The band’s music almost seems to have its own sense of humor, hopping playfully from movement to movement. The group’s unconventional arrangements result in a “concept” record that is completely devoid of pretention. Though smart and often unpredictable, the EP is also dripping with ear-tugging Pop hooks.

Injecting Strangers sound like they’re having such a blast on these recordings, it’s hard for the listener to not get caught up in the fun vibes. Nightmare Nancy is infectious Art Pop with a brain and hard-beating Rock & Roll heart. If your record collection includes releases from Pulp, Mr. Bungle, Tripping Daisy and Foxy Shazam, Nightmare Nancy is a no-brainer addition.

Injecting Strangers’ EP is available for free download at injectingstrangers.bandcamp.com. - Cincinnati CityBeat


Two years ago, bassist Dylan Oseas and guitarist Peter Foley left Automagik and quickly set about fashioning a similarly toned sugar-rush Glam Pop outfit with drummer Chase Leonard and vocalist Richard Ringer. The successful outcome was Injecting Strangers, a cohesive band made up of almost schizophrenically divergent musical components. The quartet’s debut EP, last year’s Nightmare Nancy, was a fascinating glimpse at its potential, but the recently released track “Detroit,” from the group’s imminent full-length debut, Patience, Child, shows Injecting Strangers moving into even deeper, weirder and more evocative waters. Will the new album feature the provocatively clad redhead-with-a-chainsaw (star of the EP’s cover art) on the cover? I hope so … it would be a shame if they matured too much too soon. - Cincinnati CityBeat


I have been listening to Injecting Strangers new single “Detroit” off their upcoming first full-length album Patience, Child, on repeat for days now. Im sorry in advance if this ends up happening to you, … well not really. My family hails out of Cincinnati originally, so when my cousin Alex let me know one of her best friends Dylan Oseas was in a groundbreaking indie rock band from Cincy, I knew I wanted to give it a listen. I was blown away from everything to the emotions and imagery behind the lyrics, to the theatrics of their new music video for “Detroit” which just came out a few weeks ago on August 12.
Injecting Strangers is made up of four electrically charged members each bringing a different style of music to infuse into this theatrical rock-band. Dylan Oseas brings on the funk with his bass playing, while Peter Foley is the guitarist with a clean crisp sound. Chase Leonard keeps the beat with percussion, and the three combined write all the instrumentals and arrange the songs. Richard Ringer is the lyrical genius as well as the captivating singer.
Injecting Stranger’s debut EP Nightmare Nancy came out last November in 2013. The EP featured a two-part horror story of “Nightmare Nancy pt. 1″ and “Nightmare Nancy pt 2″, and the single “Lucky.” The hauntingly upbeat song “Lucky” with a surf-rock vibe is based on a true life conversation Richard had with a homeless Vietnam veteran at a bus station. It’s really powerful with lyrics that evoke the trials and tribulations of being a soldier forced into submission or condemned to die.
The music video for “Detroit” produced by Goldie Fontana Productions, features the band members being killed off in various ways and it seems as thought it is all one psychotic breakdown of Richard’s mind in theatrical form. My favorite scenes are with the killer sock puppets where Dylan seems to be having a hallucinogenic fit and just laughs at the absurdity of it all. The imagery in this video is just amazing and something I’ve never seen before.
I am really looking forward to the album Patience, Child which will be released October 28, but until then check out the music video for “Detroit”,give some of their EP music a listen, and keep a careful eye on your socks. I’m now very suspicious of all my missing socks. - Speak Into My Good Eye


"...Injecting Strangers’ Halloween-night CD release promises to be a rockin’ good time for you guys & ghouls. These self-described “theatrical” rockers put on a helluva live show. Peep their super cool/ kinda spooky/ definitely weird/ sock-puppet-featuring (Sock puppets?!? Just trust me here, people.) video for "Detroit."" - Cincinnati Refined


Injecting Strangers

Eclectic, theatrical rockers Injecting Strangers formed out of the creative partnership of Dylan Oseas (formerly of Automagik) and Peter Foley. They joined forces with Richard Ringer, a singer/songwriter who spent some time playing in New York’s underground music scene. While Oseas and Foley came from a “bombastic” Rock background, Ringer’s material across several releases was more of the off-kilter Indie/Anti-Folk variety.

The duo’s chocolate combined with Ringer’s peanut butter resulted in Injecting Strangers’ engaging brand of dynamic, boundless Indie Rock, which combines huge hooks with dynamic twists and turns and a conceptual approach to songwriting. Fleshed out by Aaron Disney and Chase Leonard, Injecting Strangers released its first recording late last year, the EP Nightmare Nancy. In just three short tracks, the introductory release tells the tale of murder, meds and a sketchy doctor.

Injecting Strangers’ debut is available as a free download at injectingstrangers.bandcamp.com. - CityBeat


Injecting Strangers were in town from Cincinnati and added even more energy to an already vivacious night of local music. I had caught them at Young Camelot months ago so I had some idea what to expect but the guys dressed to nines and really stole the show that Friday night. There’s barely a room for a breath between their songs and each one seems louder and more hi-octane than the last.

Richard, their vocalist, transforms into a charismatic frontman and seems to have an unlimited amount of energy (and dance moves). Anything seems to fit right in with the Injecting Strangers sound. Gang vocals, shredding guitar riffs, slap bass solos, you name it and it never seems out of place. If Queen and Marc Bolan had a doo-wop group it might sound like Injecting Strangers. - Midwest Action


As the year closes and the world takes stock of what it has seen and learned the past 12 months, The A.V. Club continues its hallowed annual tradition of quantifying the the funny, terrible, bizarre, offensive, and otherwise notable band names it encountered this year. This year’s crop includes two drawings of cartoon penises—in retrospect, there could’ve been so many more—so you’ve been warned, office workers. And just wait until you hear what “just the right height no bucket required” means.

Retooled proper names
Fancy Reagan
Nacho Picasso

Songs from this year’s Blunt Raps 2: “Hoes Call,” “Dick Suckin Song,” “David Blowie,” “Big Ass Titties” (“She got big-ass titties / I mean big ass titties”)

What better way to raise breast cancer awareness?
Keith Sweaty
Jackal Onasis

This works on a couple levels: as a reference to the beloved former first lady, and as an allusion to Party Down, which is mentioned in the liner notes of the Jumping Boys EP: “dedicated to the amazing show Party Down... Jah blesssss.”
Steve’n’Seagulls

This is the first time a band has appeared on our annual band-names feature and A.V. Undercover. Congrats, guys.

Tiger & Woods
Good Willsmith

Tracks from its latest, Snake Person Generation: “Real Wet Feet Get Real Wet” (which lasts 17:41), “22 Dogs All Tuckered Out After A Walk.”
Mashd N Kutcher

There are worse names for a mashup project, though this video is surprisingly serious-looking for a group with a goofy name:

Arson Welles
John Wayne’s Teeth
Bobby’s Oar



Madam West
Yoko And The Oh No’s
Hillary Chillton


President Bill Clinton

Co-winner, Least Effective Name For Googling
The Roalde Dahls

Influences, per Facebook: “Kevin Spacey in K-Pax”
Stallone The Reducer
Narc Twain



Frasier And The Cranes

Song titles: “Titles Are For Bands With Fans,” “I Can See Up Ur Skirt,” “Six-Hundred Unread Emails”

Lost Gorbachevs

This Portuguese band plays jazzgrind (jazz-inflected grindcore) with a pronounced sociopolitical slant, judging by its song titles: “Constructive Subcapitalist Theory,” “Precapitalist Sublimation,” “Society Is Part Of The Absurdity Of Art,” “Mythopoetical Nihilism,” and, uh, “Cona Anal” (“Anal Cunt”).
Brucexcampbell

Naturally, this grindcore group’s Bandcamp page can be found at evildash.bandcamp.com, and the cover of 2013’s Hail To The King looks like this:

Bio: “We are a four piece crust grind noise never ending force of nature. Our origins are unknown, but our task in life is to defeat the evil that dwells within life’s cycle, which is the madness that grows with power.”
Chicano Batman
Cautious Clay
Indiana Jones & The Rio Piedras

“Formerly known as: Keef & His Beef”
Vietrahm

Take that, embattled mayor of Chicago!
Charlie Down
Useless Grant



Pop culture references
Red Dawn II
Where The Sidewalk Ends


You, Me, And Everyone We Know
Venkman

Awesome URLs: venkmanburninhell.bandcamp.com, facebook.com/venkmanburninhell
The longest song on this year’s Slumber Party is 1:27 (“Big McLargeHuge”), with the shortest clocking in at a scant three seconds (“Firetruck”).

Frisco Dykes


Growwing Pains

“Genre: ANXIETY POP”
My God, It’s Full Of Stars
The Damn Dirty Apes

Cheesy homemade music video with strippers? Check.

Watcher’s Woods

Specified genres: anti-civ post-punk, tree goths, anarcho-deathrock, queer darkwave. But this is a pretty metal album cover:

O-Face
Benny The Jet Rodriguez
The Pac Men

“The Pac Men are the most hired 80s dance band for private parties in Southern California. They involve your guests as part of their show. They offer zany ‘adult only’ shows or family shows depending on what you desire.” Wow, the most hired?!

Triangulo De Amor Bizarro
Phone Home

Genre: spacecore, naturally—though the song title “I Went And Got A Gatorade” doesn’t sound sound like a line from E.T.
Negro Galacticus

The Simpsons still inspire
Okilly Dokilly

This headline from the Independent says it all: “There is a Ned Flanders-themed metal band called Okilly Dokilly”

Worker/parasite

Hockey Dad

All the bonus points for this band description: “Feel the drunken wrath of Chuck Shadowski”
So does Seinfeld
The Penske File
My God, The Heat

Former member: El Ron Chubbard.
Lyrics of “The Continuing Decline Of Customer Service In The Food And Beverage Industry”: “Man that waiter, he knows a lot about music / Man that waiter, he knows a lot about amps / Man that waiter, he knows a lot about everything but pouring coffee / Someone grab that waiter and have him get us napkins if you get a chance.”
Other songs: “Someday Baby, You Will Miss These Dance Moves,” “Our City, Our Shithole,” “Born To Co-Sign,” “I Am A Very Selfish Lover With Specific Selfish Needs,” “A Hug Will Only Make It Worse.”
More band names inspired by Rushmore, please
Mr. Little Jeans

Best play ever, man.
O.R. They?

Double points for this album title: Did Somebody Say Our Names? Who would’ve guessed the genre is hip-hop?
Star Wars, pre-Episode VII
Ch3wbacca
Bearcoon Ewok

Brands that probably aren’t pleased
Amtrac
Ne-Hi
The A.V. Club

Some history for you, pretender A.V. Club, a.k.a. “members of Chicago’s top working and original music bands”: In 2005, the White House told Onion Inc. to stop using the presidential seal. Our legal team told them to shove it. Don’t fuck with us. Also, describing your collective as “a Saturday Night Live sort of band” that delivers “a wildly organic and original sound” will do nothing but earn further mockery from us.
DJ Windows98

Better known as Arcade Fire’s Win Butler, dressed like some kind of desperado.

Shit
Shitnoise Bastards
Shit Fucking Shit


ShitFun

Genre: “serial killer grindcore,” which doesn’t sound all that fun. The band’s moniker is presumably taken from the 1995 Autopsy album of the same name.
Shit Of Satan
Shit Giver

Genre: “gothic delaycore”
Total Fucking Shit
Shitty Boots

Facebook band description: “Born in a barrel of butcher knives, and sleeping on a bed of cobras. Raleigh’s very worst people.”
Fuck
Fuck Your Birthday
Fuck You, Idiot
The Fucktons
Fucko

Breasts
L.A. Boobs

Could a band description sound less enticing than “a side project of The Pizza Underground”?
Tits Of Clay

This is a band composed of the members of The Angry Inch from Broadway, and the band name comes from a lyric in that show. Please link to your Jars Of Clay/Hedwig And The Angry Inch mash-ups in the comments.
Lil Tits
Low Cut Connie

Penises
Dick Pics

Hey, don’t try to hide that you’re a Grateful Dead cover band, guys. We’re onto you.
Jew Cocks


Milk Dick
Rapist With No Penis

You probably remember their split with Vomitoma on Splatterfuck Tapes.
Stuff that comes out of penises
Young Cum
Spewing Cum

Young Cum and Spewing Cum played a show together in New York in October. Sadly, the two other bands on the bill, Hounds Basket and Greasy Hearts, didn’t go by Hounds Cum and Greasy Cum for the show.
Ludlow Ejacula
Parasitic Ejaculation
Cum Sock


Pissgrave
Piss Junkie

Skulls
Bloody Death Skull

Metal name, but the group self-describes as a “ukulele-fronted, sock-hop party band.”
Lyrics from super-catchy song “Sky Ferreira”: “To make money in 2008 / A friend of mine answered an ad to drive a man in a wheelchair to have sex with a prostitute / To make money in 2008 / A friend of mine posted an ad to sell her dirty underwear online to men who would use it to masturbate.” The titular chanteuse isn’t mentioned until later: “Sky Ferreira, tell me how to wear my hair like that.”
Skullshitter

Various body parts
Clit Kat
Forest Of Tongue
Blunt Fang
Spiteful Womb

Winner, Album Cover Too Gross To Post Here
Prom Body
Bodies Be Rivers
The Heads Are Zeros

“Their extremely loud and fast music has won the hearts of tens, perhaps dozens, of people.”
Viscera
Scattered Guts
Visceral Disgorge

This Maryland metal band currently has a GoFundMe campaign to cover its planned 2016 expenses, which include recording a new album (and all the expenses that entails), touring, video(s), and merch. It’s not going well:

Medical diagnosis or band name?
Disgorgement Of Intestinal Lymphatic Suppuration

The band’s 2007 album is 47 tracks, most of which are under 30 seconds and hit all the usual medical-dictionary goofiness, though track 42 is called “The Impotence Of Being Earnest.”
Urinary Tract Infection From Severe Pus Clots
Bundled Bowels


Ampallang Infection

Song: “Colostomy Bag Piñata”
Hemorrhoidal Anal Suffering

Dark name, bro
Entombed In The Abyss

“If you like slammin’ music and heavy breakdowns then check us out!”
Fit For An Autopsy

Gender studies and human sexuality
MS MR
Wymyns Prysyn
Gender Poutine
All Boy/All Girl
No Girls Allowed

Album: Songs In The Key Of F Yourself, featuring “Hurry Up And Put Your Dick In Me.”
Genderqueer Death Squad

Per Facebook, band description: “We’re here, we’re queer, we’re anarchists, we’ll folk you up!”
TRNSGNDR/VHS
Forced Into Femininity
Dyke Drama
Southern Queers

Sexy times
Bukkake Violence Kommando

The band had a tape on Rotting Abortion Records, which you probably remember from that great Putrid Whore/WhoreEvil split in 2008.
Pleasure Leftists
Fat Ass Fuckers
Sexy Fights
Sextile
Zombie X Incest
Slow Porn

Band bio/mission statement: “Remain (Meant Rds) & Phred (La dame Noir Rds) teaming up to play Slow & Indecent Music On A Wet Tempo All Night Long.”
Various religious references
Dildo Of God

The name is also a meme, because “dildo of god” backward is “dog food lid.”
Must Be The Holy Ghost
Abel Raise The Cain
God Of The Gaps
Other Jesus
Astorian Stigmata

This goth-rock band has a video on its Facebook page in which frontman Dennis Condusta wonders why the internet hates the group. Its supremely goofy video for “Dramatic Romantics” does the band no favors:

Fat Heaven
Raised In Purgatory
Heaven’s Jail

Thy name is dumb
Thy Art Is Murder
Thy Nihilistic Serpent

These bands are exactly what you think
Skapeche Mode

“Committed to ruining both the eighties and ska, one show at a time.” It looks like they’re succeeding, per this video.

Skadonna


No
Kississippi
Speak Low If You Speak Love
N-A-R-C

It stands for New Age Real Change. Nope.
Her Name Echoes
Courage My Love
Patchouli Prince

Not to be confused with Prince Of Patchouli, a Cleveland shop specializing in smoking accessories and sundry ’60s stuff. Come in for your free pack of incense today!

D-Cent Jerks
Prettiest Eyes
SadGirl
Cuddle Formation
The Lady Comes First
Stay N The Fight
Black Sheep Refuge
Psychiatric Metaphors
Faun And A Pan Flute
My Darling Fury

Punny names, plays on words, portmanteaus, etc.
Deaf Wish

This name has to have been used before, right?
Surface To Air Missive
Swimsuit Addition
Rational Anthem

Bio: “Once we started being a band 6 years ago, we just never stopped. We’re still trying to figure out why.”
Reighnbeau
Mother Girth


Good Graeff
Teen Commandments
Audiotopsy
L.O.T.I.O.N.

Winner, Biggest Gulf Between Acronym & What It Stands For: Legacy Of Terror In Occupied Nations.
Jugger-nut


Boosegumps
Banned Parenthood

Exclamations!
Citizens!
Oh Pep!
AudioDamn!
Go!Zilla

Not to be confused with Go!Zilla, a download manager. “Never lose a download again!”
Survay Says!

This New Jersey ska-punk band is attempting to avoid litigation from the producers of Family Feud with that classic evasive move, misspelling a word. Better to look dumb than get sued!
Weird characters, punctuation, and capitalization
[[[personablack]]]
why+the+wires
Lost Boy ?
A/JUS/TED
Love, Jerks
Shy, Low
BL_NK SP_C_S
.wav

Co-winner, Least Effective Name For Googling
Shift K3Y
Cre-scen-do

Voted Most Likely To Be Spelled Incorrectly
Sapropelic Pycnic
Signor Benedick The Moor
Necrocannibalistic Vomitorium
Wam Dingis
Phutureprimitive
Pfarmers
Adjy

Go long or go home
Just The Right Height No Bucket Required

As explained by the man in this video, that’s the phrase abbreviated with JRHNBR, which describes when an animal has an anus or vagina at hip height, so a human male wouldn’t need to stand on something to sexually penetrate it. The video comes from a 2004 British TV documentary called Animal Passions, which examined zoophilia. (It’s on YouTube.) Now go take a shower.

Perspective, A Lovely Hand To Hold
A Sea Monster Ate My Friends
A Scumbag’s Guide To Life
Mr. Elevator And The Brain Hotel
The Department Of Descriptive Services

Bio: “The Department of Descriptive Services is a city service, we are here to HELP kids, foreigners, aliens, creatures of allwalks [sic] of life, even curious plants and sea life...OH!!! Let us not forget the dead, ghosts, gouls, zombies and rapscallions..to better understand the benefits and the goings on of city facilities, structures of business and public places. We are here to inform you.” Understanding that, the song titles on last year’s High Fashiost make more sense: “Hospitol” [sic], “Professional Building,” “Public Pool,” “Post Office,” “DMV.”
It’s Not Night: It’s Space

Genre: “Heavy Raga-Roll Drone Journeys to the Depths of Inner & Outer Space”
Tall Tales And The Silver Lining
Among The Rocks And Roots
Cornstar Farmer’s Market Pornstar Coinstar

Songs: “Everyone Cummin’ To The Beat,” “Sweet Pussy Laphroaig.”
Binho Incorporis Pussy Putrification Clono Infest
The Corpse In The Crawlspace

Its 2015 album, Let There Be Corpse, blows through 30 tracks in 34 minutes—the longest, “Duodenal Devourment,” clocks in at an epic 2:36. Let There Be Corpse also features “Oozing Abdominal Lunch,” “Exquisite Empryonic [sic] Excoriation And Evisceration,” “Prolonged Bowel Prolapse,” “Vomit Snorter,” “Purulent Sphictral Ripping Afterbirth,” and many more. The grindcore scene is single-handedly keeping the medical-dictionary business solvent.
The End Times Spasm Band
Extraordinary Popular Delusions

The title comes from Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds, a landmark 1841 book by Charles Mackay that explains everything from alchemy and mind-reading scams to economic bubbles. The band Extraordinary Popular Delusions explores another mass delusion: free jazz.
First person
I Tried To Run Away When I Was 6

Full name appears to be I Tried To Run Away When I Was 6 (But Got Too Scared To Cross The Street). In September, Peak Emo was reached when it released a split with Emo Side Project and Charlie Down. Short description, per Facebook: “bring a seltzer to the show and I’ll put you on the guest list.”
We Leave At Midnight
The Year I Disappear

“This isn’t just ‘songs about my emotions’, Its [sic] an outlet for my problems. Passionate, Heartfelt, Meaningful.” So...songs about your emotions then?
My French Roommate

Second person
Yours Are The Only Ears
Screw Your Brains
Your Old Droog


Directives
Make Do And Mend
Show Me The Body
Feed Her To The Sharks
March On, Comrade
Don’t Fear The Satellites

A common trope for bios for unknown/up-and-coming bands is to claim they’re pioneering a new genre, usually with some convoluted description. To wit: “Don’t Fear The Satellites of Cincinnati is slashing through the Midwest music scene coining their own genre of what they call Fusion Dance Music. The music flows through a variety of styles capturing the essence of Progressive Rock and Fusion Jazz but also nodding to, R&B, Funk, Electronic and World Music.”
Thrash Or Die

Naturally, a band that has an album called Poser Holocaust also has a song called “No Posers Allowed.”
Kick A Ten Year Old In The Head

Description of YouTube video for this LA/NYC duo’s song “The Big Heavy”: “this song was released on nothing. ever.”
NO VOWELS
PPL MVR

The press release announcing the trio’s appointment as house band of The Spike Guys’ Choice Awards declared it the “world’s craziest band.” Maybe because the members dress as sasquatch or something?

PWR BTTM

Per Facebook, band influences: Kylie Minogue. Band interests: cheekbones.
Nospaces
Highasakite
Himomitsdad
Sideasideb
Tinnitusstimulus
Def.GRLS
BoomBoxRepairKit

X and Y
Sashcloth & Axes

Short description: “NO SAFEWORDS.” Bio: “LEATHER AND CHAINS.”
Truman & His Trophy
Man And The Smells
Everyone And Their Empty Cups
The Dust And The Screaming

“alternative rock with a progressive touch, fans of coheed and cambria, radiohead, pink floyd, rush, led zeppelin, and bold & creative music are welcome.” If you don’t like The Dust And The Screaming, you must not be a fan of bold and creative music.
The Things
The Hell Yeah Babies
The Hate My Day Jobs

“Dan, Artie, and Glenn hate their day jobs. So do you, you say? Well, did you take the ennui that is your life and turn it into paying gigs that make the kids dance? We didn’t think so.”
The Potential Lunatics
The Black Heartthrobs
The Hartford Pussies
The Wet Darlings

Surgeon General’s warning
Cigarettes After Sex
Diet Cig
Cigarette Bums
Lower Tar

Animals, sort of
Strung Like A Horse
Whales Whailing
Rat Fist
False Pterodactyl
Shark Punch

Bio: “It’s all about Dinosaur Brocore.”

Escape By Ostrich
A Deer A Horse
Step-Panther
Jurassic Shark
Trichotomous Hippopotamus

Per its bio: “Rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the Fort Wayne music scene.” First Fort Wayne, then northern Indiana, then THE WORLD.
The Pinstripe Pigeon Band
A Giant Dog
Horse Jumper Of Love
Dream Panther
Egrets On Ergot
Dogs On Acid
Story Of The Running Wolf

Bio: “...the LA-based duo has created a live show which has been described as a ‘John Hughes party on Neptune.’” Yes, it’s better to make it sound like that description came from someone besides the band.
Pupppy

Latest album: Shit In The Apple Pie
BBIGPIGG
Sodium Beast

Its song “(You Got A) Pussy” consists mostly the title repeated over and over, then amended with “You got a pussy between your legs!”
Like Herding Cats
Yeti Ender

Bio, per Facebook: “Yeti Ender is a __________ (impressive adjective) band that blends the _____ (adjective) sounds of _____ (genre) with the _______ (superlative) that _______ (another genre) has to offer --- think ______ (band) meets ______ (band).

Yeti Ender formed when _______ (band member) met _______ (another band member) in the men’s room of _________ (local park). The two of them ______ (verb, past tense) for ______ (period of time) until they met up with ________ (rest of the band). It was like ______ (noun) for the whole ________ (body part)!

Together, the ______ (number) of them _____ (verb) like no other in today’s ______ (genre) scene. With their ______ (tough-sounding adjective) riffs, _______ (pretentious adjective) lyrics, and ________ (sexy adjective) stage show, they are soon to be __________ (grandiose claim)!”

Song titles from last year’s Visions Of Your Cat: “Motherfucking Awesome God,” “Ancient Clown Burial Ground,” “Lotion Basket.” Available via Bandcamp for $6.66.

Roach Beach

Sweet logo:

So it’s not just a clever name
GodAwfulNoise
The Awful Din

The final frontier
Astronauts, Etc.
Cambodian Space Project

Most band bios needn’t stretch 2,173 words, but most bios aren’t also quick primers on the Khmer Rouge and its crackdown on popular music. The story of how Cambodian Space Project came together, and the shadow the Khmer Rouge still casts nearly 40 years later, justifies the epic bio—and the “Please like us on facebook!” button at the end is kind of adorable.
What Moon Things

Bio: “Formed:
the brink of summer,
a moldy asthmatic basement.
Drinkin the last sips
every last box of wine,
what moon things
saw the tasty crevice of light,
born again.

it’s the fourth wave, and we’re cummin.”

Stuck On Planet Earth
Newish Star

Opening lyrics to the (great) 55-second song “I Got Mad”: “Now I got mad / When one of my best friends in the world / Liked my band / When all I wanted was / Some pretty girl I never met before / To give me some wrong sense of approval / A perverted pat on the back.”
Bio: “Hi Newish Star is a three piece from Buffalo NY and Jordan writes all the songs but he isn’t pushy about it.”
Surf’s up
Surf Rock Is Dead
Surfbort

Presumably they’re Beyoncé fans?
Gentleman Surfer
Surf Curse

Zzzzz
Naked Naps

Song: “Toyota Prius, The Silent Killer”
Nap Eyes

Numbers
Pop. 1280
51717

Foodies
Leisure Muffin
Carb On Carb
Hot Sauce Holiday

Bio: “Hot Sauce Holiday is for everyone that wants to kick over their office desks and start dancing. We are for the eccentric outsiders, the burners, and the lovers. Join us in taking on the banality of convention.”
Deep Fried Embryo

Songs from 2014’s Butcher: “John Wayne Was A Rapist,” “Visual Defication” [sic],” “Black Jack Black Eating Cracker Jacks,” “The Boy Who Pounded Pony’s [sic] To Much,” “Shit Bomb The Bed,” “Burner Of Bibles, Shitter Of Beds,” “Stealing And Selling And Testing Used Dildos,” and many, many more, most lasting around 15 seconds.
Geographical locations
Fire In The Hamptons

Bio: “Descending from the heavens (with an arrival point somewhere directly skyward of Los Angeles, California) looms Fire In The Hamptons: A tribal entity that has come to provide the Earth with the soundtrack for celestial lovemaking.”
Gowanus Mutant Kommandos
Hecho En Brooklyn

Family ties
Gramma’s Boyfriend
Unkle Funkle
Acid Dad
Sons Of Hippies
Novelty Daughter
O’Sister Brother
Too Fun Child
Dad & Dad

Repetition repetition repetition (repeat)
And And And
Wheelchair Wheelchair Wheelchair Wheelchair


Oh Oh Ecstasy
GGGAMESSS

Transit
Car Seat Headrest

Bandcamp bio excerpt: “Media outlets please DO NOT LINK THE NUMBERED ALBUMS BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT VERY GOOD”
Kneeling Bus

It looks like two groups claim this moniker: an experimental band called Kneeling Bus from Brooklyn (album: Watch The Simpsons Online Free), the other a band from Pennsylvania called The Kneeling Bus, which may or may not still exist. It doesn’t look like anyone’s claimed A Kneeling Bus yet.
Short Bus PileUp

2010 album: Repulsive Display Of Human Upholstery, which includes tracks like “Labia Beautification,” “Stench Of Her Burning Flesh,” “Gagging On Dick,” and “FUBAR (Felt Up By A Retard).” 2006’s We Keep The Dancefloor Dirty With Bottles And Shit is a little more lighthearted, with songs like “Remember That Time We Stomped That Dead Dear [sic] Carcass,” “I Have Erectile Disfunction [sic] Now Thanks To Lorraina Bobbit [sic],” and, uh, “Suturing The Fuckhole.”

Metal logo or tribal tattoo?
Blinded with science
Miracles Of Modern Science
Thank You Scientist

Dear white people
Fat White Family

Winner, Song That Sounds Nothing Like Its Title: “Now That I’m Taking Myself Seriously As An Artist (Wet Hot Beef Part III)”
Rich White Ladies

Get mild
Totally Mild
The Mild High Club

Emo
Diabolic Emo Destroyer

So diabolical they’re only on Myspace!
Emo Side Project

Songs from this year’s You Know What Sucks? Everything: “This MegaHertz,” “I’m Just Crying And Watching Soccer,” “No History Book Could Have Prepared Me For What Happened Here,” “Salute Your Jorts!”
Misc.
Adult Dude
Teenage Time Killers
Scam Avenue
Oh Golly

The band offers a “free consultation” via text if you’re feeling lonely, stretched thin, anchor-less, or have any questions in general: 973-508-5497.
Drippy Inputs
Coastwest Unrest
Laser Background
Big Zit
The Stupid Daikini
Tracksuit Wedding

“Experience true energy and entertainment!” screams an enormous banner on the band’s homepage. But please note: “We don’t wear Tracksuits and we are not a Wedding Band!” says its Facebook page.
Yip Deceiver
Rad Payoff

Album: The Good, The Rad, And The Ugly. Track four, “Mini Raid The Panty Fridge,” features the repeated refrain, “Don’t slam my dick in the car door!”
Um Are

Opening track on this year’s Child Prodigy: “Um Are You Gonna Finish That?”
Evasive Backflip
Bastardgeist
Relevant Anger
Bad Bad Meow
Pure Disgust
Total Slacker


Slum Sociable
Baby Aspirin DVD
Sultan Of The Disco
Criminal Hygiene

Bio: “uptown slick cruise sailor crackers stuck under freeway overpasses drinking chords and shitting cranberries...”
Weird Guilty Pleasures

Winner, World’s Most Boring Band Bio: “Adam and Dylan have been friends and have been in a few bands together in the past. Michael and Adam were childhood friends, but didn’t see each other much after they moved. Once they met up again years later, they realized both were musicians and the band started to take form bringing everyone together.”
Cutthroat Gorgeous
Mattress Financial
Half Waif
Endorphins Lost
Go Filth Go
Wizard Rifle
Crypto Jocks
Gruesome Toilet


Chess Club Romeos
Sugarquief

As of this writing, the group has a sad six Twitter followers.
Freedom Fry
Purple Mountains Majesties
Powered Wig Machine
Divorced With Three Kids
Bro Safari
Indonesian Junk

Bio excerpt: “We’re kinda scumbags.”
Injecting Strangers
Straight Edge Kegger


Chat Logs
Shy Technology

“The band’s name, which is often shortened to ‘Shy Tech,’ is explained by [frontman David] Coulson as the vision of human beings being very advanced forms of technology: ‘Our bodies serve as vehicles to help us manifest great things and to help others. Our inner being is what controls the actions of that technology. I thought it was a funny thing explaining the soul and body connection and it seemed that the perfect way to do that was by describing it as ‘shy technology.’” So there you go.
High-Functioning Flesh

Bio excerpt: “Their unique hard beating electronics are heavily infused with body horror and seeks to revive us from our spectacle-induced coma.” So prepare to have you fucking mind blown, bro.
Decrepit Jaw
Dead Is He

Band interests: “Playing brutal metal and consuming mass quantities of beer, tequila and Jagermister [sic].”
Hot Flash Heat Wave
Clones Of Clones - A.V. Club


Discography

Nightmare Nancy, 2013, EP
Patience, Child, 2014, LP

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Bio

Injecting Strangers is a theatrical rock and roll band from Cincinnati, OH with dark themes and glammed out guitars. The band is currently touring the Midwest and East Coast while playing with national acts such as Man Man, the Ting Tings, JEFF the Brotherhood, Pattern Is Movement, Tweens, EX-CULT and others while hitting the festival scene at CMJ, Midpoint and Boro Fondo.

They released their debut album "Patience, Child" late 2014 shortly after a supporting music video for the waltzy ballad, "Detroit." Injecting Strangers is currently writing more songs for future releases while building a following on the road.



Band Members