Rising LA-based trio Raw Fabrics has an obsession with Warhol-inspired imagery and over-the-top, rhythmic music. They’ve been compared to the Sex Pistols for their gritty edge, but also the Gorillaz for their modern, dance-punk sheen—an aggressive collision of two seemingly disparate sounds.
Following the release of their 2014 debut EP Gold Handcuffs, Raw Fabrics will unveil a sophomore effort, Plastic Joy, which features “strains of soul through a siphon of sizzling electronic textures, throbbing distortion and hypnotic crooning.” The project’s lead single, “Dead Instruments’ is a loud, thrashing example of what’s to come from Raw Fabrics.
“‘Dead Instruments’ is about staying inspired,” said frontman Jack Franco. “Being afraid of change leads to the death of creativity. In some modern music, it feels like the fear of change creeps into the music. I just wanted to point out that it doesn’t have to be that way and there are always new boundaries to push.”
Listen to the BULLETT premiere of Raw Fabrics’ “Dead Instruments,” below.