Haunted by a mysterious woman with a brown paper bag for a head, acclaimed avant-garde guitarist Kirsten Carey pivoted off a multi-disciplinary song cycle about James Joyce’s Ulysses to create Throwaway - an art punk duo that acrobatically leaps around virtuosic riffs and unexpected rhythms. Simultaneously based in Detroit and 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. Their follow-up 7” release, “Milk Song / Family Cry,” was released in winter 2016 and was mixed by Jonathan Snipes of clipping. and Captain Ahab. 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 late 2018.
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
"A legit, out-there gnarler." - Dustin Krcatovich, Curmudgeon's Club
"Expressive and original... Their following is growing." - Schondra Aytech, The Public
"Primal yet complex... with Carey shrieking and thrashing her guitar, and Nicole Patrick attacking the drums." - Paul Simpson, The Answer is in the Beat
"Who doesn't love a good 'milk in the face' bit?" - Meredith Schneider, Impose Magazine