CrowJane Unleashes Bound To Me: Darkwave Vibe Blending Punk Dance and The LA Underground CrowJane
Reviewed by Sam Lowry

CrowJane’s Bound To Me EP seamlessly blends tribal punk dance and darkwave influences, creating a sonic journey that encapsulates the spirit of LA’s underground music scene.

In the shadowy realm where punk, post-punk, and darkwave converge, there emerges CrowJane, an artist whose prowess extends far beyond the musical realm. In her latest offering, the EP Bound To Me, released today via Kitten Robot, CrowJane takes us on a sonic journey through the dramatic and dark landscapes that echo the spirits of legendary acts like Siouxsie & the Banshees, Suicide, and The Damned.

The EP's first single, "Destroy," is a tribal punk dance anthem that pulsates with adrenaline—a sonic exploration into the frenetic punk aesthetic blended with CrowJane's chameleonic vocals. The accompanying video, shot in the gritty underground of LA's punk scene, serves as a love letter to the city's post-punk, synthwave, darkwave, punk, and goth scene, capturing the essence of a bygone era in a contemporary setting.

In her second track, "Ides of March," CrowJane channels the spirit of Jane's Addiction, unleashing slash-and-burn guitars that give Perry Farrell a run for his money. It shows her versatility as an artist, seamlessly traversing diverse sonic landscapes.

CrowJane's unique background as a Hollywood makeup artist, specializing in horror and sci-fi, adds another layer to her artistic persona. Having worked on blockbusters like Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3 and American Horror Stories, she brings a visual and atmospheric sensibility to her music that sets her apart.

Her EP Bound To Me, a five-track exploration of Darkwave, Goth, Tribal, Synthpop, and Postpunk, reveals the depth of CrowJane's musical evolution. From the percussive entry point of "Butterflies" to the Janes Addiction-rave up of "Ides of March" and the expansive cathedral-esque atmosphere of the closer, "Broken Angel," the EP is a testament to her eclectic influences and fearless experimentation.

CrowJane, also known as Heather Galipo, is not just an artist; she's a force that defies categorization. With an encyclopedic knowledge of punk and death rock and a visual arts background steeped in surrealism and horror, she embodies the spirit of the LA underground music scene, where her bands have thrived for the past decade.

In an era saturated with summer pop, CrowJane's Bound To Me is the perfect soundtrack for the Fall/Winter transition—a sonic plunge into the depths of darkness and rhythm. Play it loud, and let CrowJane guide you through the enigmatic landscapes of her musical universe.

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