Seattle, Washington lo-fi goth artists Grave Babies started making music in 2009 when Danny Wahlfeldt, the de facto leader of the group, started recording songs in his basement with keyboardist Tyler Robinson.
Drummer Keith Whiteman and bassist Mitch Saulsberry joined up for live shows, and after releasing their debut, Deathface, on Denmark label Skrot Up, the group signed to Hardly Art for a couple singles (Pleasures and Gothdammit) and released Crusher in 2013, which Wahlfeldt described pretty accurately as sounding like the Cure being played through a distortion pedal. For the group's next record, Wahlfeldt ventured out of his basement and recorded with drummer Mark Gajadhar at his studio in Orcas Island, Washington. Bryce Brown contributed bass, and the recording was mixed by Matt Bayles and mastered by Chris Common. The resulting album, Holographic Violence, was Grave Babies' most polished and accessible work yet, and Hardly Art released it in July of 2015. ~ Jason Lymangrover, Rovi