…keep breathing, LUMINATRIX Among Us
by Walter Price
Sante Fe-based rocknrollers Luminatrix’s recent single “Among Us” is a crunchy track that will conjure up many scenarios as the post-grunge song’s lyrics are laíd out. Is it a song about loss, greed, a video game, addiction, or something totally different? Kinda the magic in this one’s verses.
The single opens with the lines, “They walk among us, to steal the shattered heart/ To grind it to powder, they walk among us.” Quickly followed by, ” Life is rich and of the senses, some would like to try one on./ A little group that’s been forever, one push and you’re gone.” And to really twist the narrative, “Her friends did not know her well./ She had taken pills and alcohol./ She collapsed on a table where no one would see./ It’s not time to die yet so she stays alive./ Keep breathing, don’t open your eyes…”
Make this one what you will. But some things you can’t dwell in doubt with, those sucker-punch riffs, delicious bass lines, and vocals that’ll take ya straight back to the heyday of grungy early 90s alt-rock.
“Among Us” is from the band’s forthcoming album “Antihero”. Which is expected on September 25th. But you can stream the single and see its Andrew Primm-directed music video now, here at the GTC.
LUMINATRIX Among Us
Band photos courtesy of Nice Marmot PR and YouTube// Bio quote courtesy of Nice Marmot PR
Produced by Kramer / Noise Miami
Music Video: Directed/Edited by Andrew Primm
Montana Joanna Standish
“An entirely original Santa Fe, NM-based rock band fronted by two women who sing while playing guitars – Luminatrix is Jenna McGrath: lead vocals, rhythm guitar, analog synth, songwriter; Montana Joanna Standish, bass and vocal harmonies; Westin McDowell, guitar; and David Darby, drums. For live performances, Jenna and Montana often double up on lead vocals, creating complex moods and harmonies over catchy riffs. Vivid, poetic lyrics and strong instrumentation are a hallmark of the band.” – bio