::: The self-titled debut from Chicago, Illinois, duo Hobbyist is a knock out-passionate post-punky protestagainst all the societal gears that grind women (and men) down every day in work, religion, home, health, life and death. Holly Prindle (vocals) and Marc Mozga (vocals, drum machine programming, guitars, bass, melodica) angle their arch, sample-fueled, dubby rant-stomps as musical sabotage to the factory of fear called Modern America. In a world where sacramental wine becomes after hours buzz against pain, and the thin girl playing the fat girl wins the awards, it's all about clinging to each other and hearing each others' beating hearts.::: - Three Imaginary Girls
::: ...there are also shades of Poe (on “Cathedrals”) and Pretty Hate Machine-era Nine Inch Nails (on “Gin”), though neither of these things really describe Hobbyist, either.:::- to eleven
:::...Prindle yelps her way through the reverb-filled “Head of Cliché” like a distant relative of Karen O. ::: -Bust Magazine
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