On November 4, 2014, PVRIS (pronounced Paris) released their debut album, White Noise. For months, I only heard their singles - "St. Patrick" and "My House" - but when I finally listened to the full album in December of last year, I was hooked. It's quickly become one of my go-to albums: not necessarily a top ten favourite, but one of those albums I put on when I don't know what I want to listen to.
The best way to describe White Noise is eclectic. It's sort of hardcore, but also a lot of electronica and pop and rock. The bass throbs and the pounding beats get stuck in your head for weeks...in a good way. The intro to "Mirrors", in particular, is one of my favourite things ever, and there's something powerful about how "St. Patrick" starts.
The lyrics can be dark but are evocative, and it's sometimes hard to remember that singer Lyndsey Gunnulfsen (aka Lynn Gunn) is barely out of her teens (she's four years younger than me and so much more talented). A lot of the songs deal with ghosts and spirits, making it the perfect album to listen to around Halloween.
I could go on about this for a while, but instead I'll leave you to listen to some of my three favourite tracks.