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Electronic: Pop Crossover Moods: Mood: Upbeat Pop: Pop/Rock

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United States - Mass. - Boston

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The Kill Screens

The Kill Screens is an East Coast American Electronic Indie Pop band that was founded when singer Matthew McCarthy heard an instrumental electronic song by John Jacobsen on John’s video game podcast. Matthew was inspired to record vocals for this instrumental and e-mail his updated version of the song to John, a perfect stranger. Within weeks they started recording their debut album, Science Fiction Movie, and The Kill Screens was born. The Kill Screens offered a new perspective for the duo by combining the sensibility of rock/pop songs with modern electronica, 8-bit synths, and the occasional dance beat. This was a welcome change for the two, whose musical histories, they would come to find out, were strikingly similar. John and Matthew, separately, had gigged all over Boston, Chicago, and New York in Alt Rock bands, even sharing the stage with the likes of Third Eye Blind, Five for Fighting, and others. Fate and video games brought John and Matthew together. Their love for technology, music, analog synths, 8-bit sounds, experimentation, haunting guitars, modern beats, and lush vocals shines through on every track.