There is much pleasure to be derived from the sound of shattering glass. When I was a little kid, I associated it with the illicit delight of an accidentally broken window. In more recent years, it's come to represent an as-yet unfulfilled desire: the smashing of screens that mediate modern life. Bye laptop, bye phone. Rationally, I know that'd be just shooting the messenger, but the urge remains. At time of glaring social injustice, anarchy appeals, and art that embodies that violence takes on a healing quality. This week, Philly artist Mhysa — one half of SCRAAATCH — followed up her Hivemind EP for NON Records with a new track called "You Not About That Lyfe" that slices through the space between the ears with steely intention. It's straight-up therapy. Listen below, and catch SCRAAATCH this Friday at their ATM night in Philly.
July 27, 2016