Every Friday night, RVA Mag brings you an absolutely essential playlist curated by Virginia’s most influential artists, musicians, and institutions.
This one comes to us from Hex Machine, the veteran RVA noise-rock act that brought us their excellent debut album, Fixator, back in 2012. Since then, the group has kept a somewhat low profile while singer/guitarist Trevere Thomas and drummer Douglas Andrae spent three years as the rhythm section for legendary experimental metal band Today Is The Day.
However, the duo have returned to full-time action with Hex Machine, and, along with bassist Alex Ricart, unleashed their long-awaited followup LP, Cave Painting, this week. The new album finds the group’s trademark noise chaos leavened by a dose of 80s postpunk, taking their entire sound to the next level. They’ll be kicking off an East Coast tour to support the album with a performance at Wonderland on Wednesday, July 17, and you’re not going to want to miss it.
Until then, you can enjoy this playlist prepared especially for you by the members of Hex Machine. It ranges widely across genres both predictable and totally unexpected — ambient electronic sounds sit shoulder to shoulder with raging punk and cerebral progressive metal.
Immerse yourself, Virginia.
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