White Ring, the NY-based duo of Kendra Malia and Bryan Kurkimilis, could just as easily label themselves “no wave” as “witch house,” with equal parts agreement and dissent. Jerking, rolling drum machines fall on top of themselves as the world falls in, Malia’s voice ranging from a coo to a shriek as she embodies the musical version of Samara from The Ring. White Ring are a guttural experience, and a must-see live act (which is rare praise in the witch house scene).
White Ring live at Cake Shop, courtesy Pendu
Bonus: Heart-on-sleeve emo-poppers Los Campesinos! remix White Ring’s “Suffocation”.