Listening to [Throwaway's] music is like embarking on a white-water rafting trip and emerging battered and soggy, but ultimately enjoying yourself. ”

Zach Marburger, Current Magazine 

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).

Throwaway released their debut self-titled EP 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. Throwaway's 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 presently working on their first full-length album, which is expected to release in early 2019 and feature many special guests.

Some Music!

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... 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 

Some Fun Videos!

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