Goth Art Punk Band Rx27 Releases A Second Single ‘Chasing Crazy’
How long is a moment?
How long is forever?
How long is a lifetime?
A lifetime is measured from birth to death.
Forever is an unmeasurable amount of time someone says in the heat of the moment.
Now let’s take a moment to see what Rx27 are up to.
Rx27 are back with a vengeance with the follow up to the critically acclaimed debut single Gasoline. You remember that one? If not we suggest you revisit it. Chasing Crazy is more of a social statement than an anti-love song. Love is getting lost in this digital age of social media interaction and the hallmark card sentiment. The quest for love and emotional intimacy has been abandoned for financial security in this seeking arrangement, swipe left and hit the like button. Romance is dead on arrival and the attitude of I will Love you forever until I find someone better mindset is inescapable. Remember forever is the moment you are in or how much you can tolerate. Fuck forever. True love and other fairy tales never end like they do in the movies. Life ain’t a movie but everyone has a camera.
Rx27 punches you right in the face with the opening chords courtesy of bassist Thad R Coleman and guitarist the mysterious Dust Warrior. Which leads us into the gut-wrenching opening lines from everyone’s favorite misfit Joie X Blaney. He dares you in song to “Rip my heart out from my chest. Hold it up which one is best.” In this day and age where love isn’t a feeling but another four-letter word uttered in desperation for a promise or Connection. The only promise of real is made by the rattling death march of Rx27 rolling along like a funeral procession to the insane asylum or to the chapel of love. To hear Blaney talk about relationships go awry would make the biggest sucker for love think twice. Then suddenly when you thought it couldn’t get any darker or more sinister, comes Rx27’s queen of the damned second vocalist Msmaxine Murrderr. Her voice and attitude slam the sentiments of Blaney’s truth or dare lyrics into your brain with teasing and taunting fuck forever. The verses are just some verbal foreplay that climax to the big arena rock orgy of a sing-along, “Chasing crazy to the edges of insane”. Confessions of a telltale broken heart asking Who fucked you up? Who ripped away from your trust and innocence? You get what they are saying. You know those feelings all too well… Or you will after one listen. The chorus ends with a one-two kick to the groin and then we are off again on the punk rock and rollercoaster ride of they love me, they love me not. Keep listening as the song dangles fears of dying alone, the begging to lift the curse or tell me now or never. How can one plan to escape something they wished for forever. Fuck Forever. You are either the person they are singing about or you have dated them. That insignificant other that knows what you like and you resent that they do. The kind of love that drives you crazy every which way but loose. The one that you can’t leave but you can’t stay with either. All in the name of the promise to love, honor and perish till death do you part. All this happens in this 2 and a half minute joyride of love gone bad. This isn’t shock and awe. This is love, sex, and death punk rock style.
Chasing crazy feels like that tragic romance you burn for til this day. The one that got away or wish they would. It is the kind of song that is both a love song, and a break-up song rolled into one painfully honest look at relationships in 2020. It’s a statement that really nails the sentiment when you are in love you must be insane. Fuck forever. Everything in this life is temporary. Forever is the moment you are in. And the newest single from Rx27 will be in your head for a lifetime. Whatever you feel about this song sometimes it better to say fuck forever than nothing at all.
What is RX27?
Throughout history, music has reflected the moods and attitudes of a world gone wrong. Los Angeles punk band, Rx27, writes and reflects upon the life and times we are living in. They hold a mirror up to society’s face. A mirror that reflects how our government is telling us lies, make millions, hiding behind religion for the greater good. There is an all out war on the youth. The opioid epidemic, social media, school shootings; innocent kids have no chance of survival. The politically correct are out to destroy artistic expression with what they deem right and moral. The world has their faces buried in their phones, trying to escape what they cannot. To be disconnected from each other and ignore the death of the American Dream. These are very dark times. RX27 is about to shine a light upon it all.
Everyone wants the truth, nobody wants to hear it. In the case of RX27, everyone wants you to hear it and once you do, there is no denying it. This band is something special. We all want to be part of this club of misfits and outsiders. This is the band they warned you about. Come take part in something bigger, darker, louder, and faster than you have ever heard before. Rx27 will make you feel things you have never felt before or wish you never did. Their musical influences range from The Dead Boys, Pixies, X, the Misfits, and the Damned, as well as elements from the Goth and New Wave scene. Their lyrics will rip your beliefs in half, and the choruses will rattle around your head for days. Their songs tell tales from the dark side of life, the destruction of hope, suicide, drug addiction, love, sex and death. This is not a series of cautionary tales. This is the ugly truth that nobody wants to know, no one wants to hear, and few live to tell.
Rx27 are here to show you what you have been doing for far too long. You live a lie. You believe what you want or what you are told, your life is a lie, and you have been fooling yourself for too long. The truth is, life is not fair. No one is promised tomorrow, and there is no such thing as a happy ending. Some are born to live and some are born to die. Each member of this band has seen both sides. They are living proof it ain’t over until it’s over.
The members of Rx27 are punk rock veterans hailing from New York City to Hollywood and everywhere in between. They’ve been around forever. They were at all the shows. They’ve played with all the greats. They’ve played in many bands you’ve never heard of, but you wish you did. Bassist Thad Coleman has been on stage with everyone, and he’s hard to miss. He walks into a room like he owns it, and he plays bass like a melodic runaway freight train. Singer Joie Blaney escaped from NYC to Los Angeles a decade ago to find himself up against everything. He is the eternal misfit with a heart of gold that never wanted anything but a life on his own terms. He has many colors to his vocal abilities. He can go from a guttural croon to a visceral tone that makes you feel what you just heard deep in your soul. Blaney and Coleman stumbled upon each other by chance and founded a musical brotherhood of like minded souls who aren’t afraid to be themselves. The duo wrote a Christmas song after Coleman heard Blaney’s body of music. They released the song, decided to write more, and eventually they decided to start a band. Armed with an arsenal of songs and a vision, they decided to join together to form Rx27. The name, Blaney explains, reflects society’s addiction to the quick fix, feel good or feel nothing lifestyle. It is the false prescription for positivity, love, and happiness in a world that is far from it. The 27 represents the astrological occurrence that happens between the ages of 27 through 30, called Saturn’s Return. It also pays homage to the dreaded 27 Club that has claimed so many people for so long.
The duo needed a guitar player that could play as well as create a mood that reflects the poetry and intensity of the lyrics. Rx27’s lyrics are more like magic spells or incantations than lyrics. They are the type of lyrics you carve in your arm or seethe with envy that you didn’t write. Their words can bring all your fears to life and leave you in a place you have never been before, praying for a way out.
The boys called upon underground musician/producer, The Dust Warrior, to let him in on what was going down —and he was eager to join. The Dust Warrior grew up on the hardcore scene in NYC and ran around the Bowery with The Beastie Boys.
The band wanted to bring a female element to sing backup to compliment the various vocal stylings of Blaney. Was there such a woman? The band heard echoes chanteuse of a Ms. Maxine “Murr Derr” a staple of the LA punk scene. They loved what they heard and invited her down to record a few demo songs. Ms. “Murr Derr” is no back up singer. She is a force of nature and a perfect match for the bands aesthetic. They all realized this instantly when her and Blaney’s vocals joined seamlessly together as one voice. A musical collision of male and female energy. So they offered her the role of co-lead singer in the band. Absolutely stunned, she agreed- and the rest is history in the making.
The chemistry and songs came together so fast that Rx27 decided to go into the studio with Paul Roessler producing at Kitten Robot Studios to track six songs in 6 days. After a couple of listens, Roessler asked the band if they would be into having Christian Death guitarist Rikk Agnew play on a couple of their songs. Of course, the band jumped at the chance and Mr Agnew plays on 3 of the songs on the debut record entitled Welcome to a Sick City. The world now awaits its release. They won’t have to wait too long for the band will be releasing their second single Chasing Crazy on January 20th 2020. Their first single Gasoline was released in October of 2019 to critical acclaim. They are currently talking with labels to see who wants to release the full record in 2020.
RX27 came together in such a short time to tell a truth- the truth that we all know but won’t admit. We are killing our own, killing the things that make us feel alive, killing the faith in a better tomorrow that some may never see. Killing the belief in the magic of life and love, killing the connection to one another and power of the human spirit.
Right now, there is no hope. There is no redemption or happy endings. Society is ruled by fear, a fear of the unknown. There is a big mystery behind this band. Who are they? Where did they come from, and where the hell are they taking us? Welcome to Sick City, boys and girls. Buy yourself a ticket or sneak your way in. It’s about to start. Get ready to begin.
The single was recorded at kitten robot and produced by Paul Roessler and JW Blaney. The video is being directed by underground hip hop filmmaker Khrave.