Grungy hard-rock ridden “LA Crash” is a tainted Hollywood glamour tale of the elusive space between fantasy and reality…
LA Crash is Siren Call’s love letter to the City of Angels. The video plays with the fantasy we have of Hollywood, of LA, and it’s everlasting enigma; its dark pull and its effect on our psyche. With its idols, bigger than life itself, this city creates and shatters dreams in the blink of an eye. So the cinematic world of LA Crash is also on edge of surrealism, driving recklessly in the Hollywood Hills, crashing with the waves in Venice and losing your head on the Sunset Strip. This is a world where insanity rules and the normal is frowned upon. This is a world where decadence is the norm and our fears are meaningless in the face of eternal glory.
We invite you for a ride to explore LA and and its eternal tragic beauty.
Siren Call’s third video release “Harness” demonstrates the band’s more subversive side with an upapologetic attitude and punk rock aesthetic. Forceful and fierce, “Harness” is an expression of the desire to break free from dependency, whatever form it may take.
Illustrating the song’s themes of angst and rebellion, “Harness” found its visual inspiration in 60s cult film “Girl on a Motorcycle” starring Marianne Faithful and Alain Delon. Yvonne Lace is a modern version of Faithfull’s character, Rebecca, who questions authority, gender norms, morality and the meaning of freedom. The “journey” motif resembles the duality of “Harness”: a symbol of both safety and imprisonment.
As Siren Call’s third release, “Harness” is a departure from “Just a Man”‘s playful take on stereotypes and the moody and poetic atmosphere of”Rose Ashes”. On the other hand, “Harness” is conceptually linked to another “travel motif” song, “LA Crash” – the upcoming video release for Siren Call.
“Harness” has that specific Los Angeles-feel to it, with it’s beaten-down street glamour dressed in leather – an aesthetic continued and elaborated in “LA Crash”. This time the siren takes us on a different sort of journey – a bumpy motorcycle ride through the desert, leading to the City of Angels. And if you join her on that ride ride, don’t forget: safety first. Get your harness on.
This post goes out to Siren Call’s fans – the beautiful sirens and sailors who have supported our music and brought love and inspiration to our band. This is to express our gratitude and to invite more and more of you to join our movement towards bringing the alt-rock/grunge aesthetic back! And what better day to express our love to you than today, Sept. 24th: the 25th anniversary of the classic Nirvana album “Nevermind”, which brought alternative music to the masses and changed the trajectory of what popular music can be.
What does that mean to us? Well, as a band inspired by the early 90s we value authenticity, poetic lyrics and uninhibited self-expression. And there is nothing more meaningful than finding like-minded music lovers who also happen to dig our music – so THANK YOU for being YOU!
This is a collage of some of our most loyal and devoted fans and we excited to make an even larger collage, so if you have Siren Call T-shirt or any other SC-related merch, send us your pics! Or better yet, make a post with the pic and be part of the #sirencalllove.
To those of you who are new to this website and to Siren Call, don’t hesitate to contact us….we’d love to hear from you. If you like the Siren Call T-shirts, but don’t have one, have no fear – soon we will have an online merch shop for you right here on this website. Furthermore, we have CDs about to be available for sale both here and through other channels!
Anyway…let this be a love note to you, our fans – the current and future ones. Thank you for being there, for inspiring our music and fueling our passion. There is nothing more precious than sharing our dream with you.Together, we are unstoppable.
Siren Call is a band with a deep connection to Southern California. It was only a matter of time for the siren to join the Westside Rebellion of freedom through punk and its boundless incarnations of self-expression.
WestSide Rebellion Magazine is a “multimedia magazine about music, and literature”, dedicated to covering California’s rich “counter-culture” – a culture which has inspired generations around the world to be themselves. From the hippies of 60s San Francisco, to the punk rock movement, with bands like The Descendants, Sublime and Black Flag – the Westside has been a source of an undying freedom movement.
Punk in California is different than anywhere else in the world. Instead of defining “hardcore” as a staple of loudness and aggression, California has embraced a wide range of styles as “punk”, all marked by authenticy and a penchant for non-comformity. People of different color, gender, cultural background and ethnicity were embraced by punk in a land built on multiculturalism and fearless experimentation.
Siren Call has always been an unusual band unable to fit a certain category. Based in Vienna, Austria Siren Call’s sound is a mixure of grunge, punk and classic rock guitar solos with a Bulgarian bassist frontwoman and an LA native for a guitarist. In 2015 Siren Call once again sailed across the Atlantic to the Westside where they met with Diondre Flemming, the magazine founder, and Oscar Elizondo, the magazine’s photographer at the legendary Whisky a Go Go.
This summer Siren Call was back in Los Angeles and they have teamed with the magazine for an exclusive video interview, discussing music, inspiration and cultural differences between Europe and the US among other themes. Stay tuned for the interview, which will be posted on www.sirencallofficial.com in the upcoming weeks. Also keep up with the Westside Rebellion at: http://www.westsiderebellion.com/