Complex Music for the Mind: Dooms Virginia – “Devour”

Shayla Thernes

Dooms Virginia

“Devour”

This is one of the more interesting bands out there right now.  Formerly known as Annie Girl & the Flight, Dooms Virginia consists of Annie Lipetz, Josh Pollock, Mark Nelsen and Sonny Pearce.  Their lyrics are always full of energy and the whole idea of a world in confusion.  According to Lipetz, here is the story of Dooms Virginia:

San Francisco’s Dooms Virginia was born in dreams. For years, band leader Annie Lipetz had been fascinated with the story of Roy Sullivan, who had been struck by lightning more in his lifetime than any other human being. One night, Roy came to Annie in a dream and told her he had discovered the source of lightning’s attraction to him was in fact a strange and powerful energy. He put this power into a totem and offered it to Annie, and a new voice emerged and songs came pouring out. In exchange, she promised to pay tribute to him by changing the name of her band to the town where he laid to rest.

I know that Dooms Virginia kicks ass.  They like to refer to themselves as neo-punk, neo-psychedelic, or Neapolitan Ice Cream, one of my favorites (the strawberry middle is the best).  Their sense of humor while telling people of the messed-up world we inhabit makes their music fun, complex, and compelling.  Listen to Dooms Virginia.  You will definitely become a fan.

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