Think “goth”…. Having heard the band’s music, it’s gorgeous, stark-yet-layered music reminiscent of Joy Division, and — considering the band members’ ages — it’s easy to assume that this was a group of young people creating an image of darkness, a gloomy facade to surround themselves with (as so many young people do) to give themselves a cool air of gloom and nihilism.
Almost every song in the Electric Corpse arsenal is about Galanek’s girlfriend of five years who died. “Two are about four years old, and I like them so I carried them over from my previous band,” he says. “They’re all about the same subject.”
Galanek, the songwriter of the band, has been through true tragedy, the sort of experience that no person in their 20s should have to go through. Naturally, that experience had a huge impact on his life; when he sits down to write songs about what affects him the most, those are the feelings that pour forth. So the romantic tragedy, the beautiful gothic sound of Electric Corpse, is very, very real. It’s authentic, it’s honest and it’s natural and, though what happened to Galanek and the people surrounding him is horrible, it is refreshing to hear new dark music that isn’t cynically constructed.”
-VIA Electric Corpse’s dark shadows, Metro Times article, Brett Callwood
All over SE Michigan. We live in Waterford, Macomb, and Ferndale.
Laura: I have been making music for about seven years.
We came up with the name in the very beginning and it is fitting with our music. [See other interview, Electric Corpse’s dark shadows for more info.]
We just have our EP out right now. We have plans to record a LP in the next few months. There will be a release party for it.
Interpol, Love and Rockets, Danzig, The Pixies, The Smiths
Very much so. It is great playing in an environment where so many great musicians have come before us and played music that affects so many people.
Small’s in Hamtramck.
Fast Eddies in Mt. Clemens, and Gusoline Alley in Royal Oak are our favorite places to go for drinks.
Thriving! We see so many great things going on in Detroit, so many wonderful artists and projects in this community made up of creative people, that I’m sure there will be big and exciting things happening in Detroit in 10 years. We are happy to be a part of the city right now.
Our next big show is opening up for CRUD for their CRUDdy XXXmas Holiday Bash on December 29th at The Ritz in Warren.
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