Ruined Fortune – Ruined Fortune (2014)
Ruined Fortune is Garrick and Nic Warnock, head of R.I.P. Society and member of the Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys. Their debut LP simmers and seethes in darkness, leaning closer in hue to Sonic Youth or Chrome or Swans than the power pop of the BWBBs. Songs like “All Seeing Eye” and “Transparent Faces” have catchy central hooks, but the atmosphere is dense and thoughtfully paced. Ruined Fortune thrive in the low end—their guitars go deep, both of their voices tend to stay in their lower registers, and it’s tempting to call the bass the key ingredient of their bottom-heavy sound.