Haunted by a mysterious woman with a brown paper bag for a head, acclaimed avant-garde guitarist Kirsten Carey created Throwaway, an art rock / no wave duo that acrobatically leaps around virtuosic riffs and unexpected rhythms. Based in Detroit - with a tenure in Los Angeles - Throwaway’s electric energy is “expressive and original” (The Public), with “aerodynamic rock-grit flavors of the likes of Primus or Deerhoof” (eCurrent). The masked namesake of the band - a commentary on self-image in the age of social media - is surreally represented in performances through video and live visuals.
Throwaway released a self-titled demo in fall 2015, with two follow-up 7”s: “Milk Song / Family Cry” (mixed by Jonathan Snipes of clipping.) and "Bonathan Jyers / Exotic Bird," which was featured on Detroit's CW50. Their witty, bizarre music videos are gaining a reputation all their own, with features in Impose Magazine, Make Weird Music, eCurrent, and Imperfect Fifth.
Throwaway is set to release two long-form EPs, the first to drop in 2018. They have played as venues
Some Nice Things People Have Said!
"Provocative/wooly/weird/rough-edged/aerodynamic-rock-grit flavors of the likes of Primus or Deerhoof... The guitars are ferocious, but the wildfire’s contained enough so as to thread steady punk/metal riffs, while Carey’s unbridled, throat-curdling screams and theatric sing-speak incantations often throttle out at a rhythm paced to the percussion – so as to sufficiently incite some cathartic head-banging." - Jeff Milo, eCurrent
"Throwaway comes at you strong with a ripping guitar and lots to say... It’s witty, harsh, and a bit rough around the edges in the best way possible. It feels like a piece of self-expression that goes beyond just making music." - CW50 Detroit
"[Throwaway's] music is difficult, unique, compelling, and not for everyone, which is why it's special." - Christopher Porter, Pulp
"A legit, out-there gnarler." - Dustin Krcatovich, Curmudgeon's Club
"Expressive and original... Their following is growing." - Schondra Aytech, The Public
"Primal yet complex." - Paul Simpson, The Answer is in the Beat