Friday, 29 October 2010

✝ DE△D VIRGIN ✝ - gangstar witches!

It either started with that witch house band Creep or Salem just recently but I think it doesnt need to go any further really, what? Rape Gaze as a pretend genre title that's what. Its all Witch House really and making up a silly title that make you sound like a dumb ass 16 year old boy who likes gangster rap seriously and calls girls at school bitches is just one dead baby joke too far.
Regardless of that ✝ DE△D VIRGIN ✝ sound awesome! Its all haunted synths behind gangster rap hip hop beats, hard nervous dancing at points and rave strings slowed down to create some nice atmospherics. Their EP is actually called Rape Gaze and is free to download from their Bandcamp page.
It reminds me at points of Salem but it's a brief affair with not enough reference points to really get to grip with where its coming from. Worth it for free though.


  1. at least SHIT GAZE was witty. There's no wordplay in the terminology. I'm all for having fun with the stupidity of the multi-genre (GuMMy calls his shit TRILLWAVE which I LOVE!) but at least approach it with intelligence.

  2. I'm really starting to like this kind of music. Even with the weird ass names, symbols, and labels.

  3. 'screwgaze' is the best name for most of the music under the 'witch house' umbrella. pissed that didn't catch on.

  4. Perhaps the name "Rape Gaze" is a comment on "the male gaze", a common theory in film studies and feminism, as put forward by Laura Mulvey in the 70s? You can read about it here: