One of 2019’s unlikeliest underground-music breakthroughs has been 100 gecs, the duo of Dylan Brady and Laura Les, who make high-energy, quasi-slapstick, genre-jumbling electro-pop with shards of screamo, dubstep, glitch and big-room club music. It’s fascinating and disorienting, and also some of the savviest pop music of the year.
Is 100 gecs the logical sound of the internet collapsing upon itself? Does it portend the end of taste-driven hierarchies? Or is the band merely laser-focused on pure pleasure in an era of smoothed-out melancholy?
On the Popcast:
Eli Enis, a freelance writer who has contributed to the Outline, Billboard and Kerrang
Larry Fitzmaurice, executive editor of The Fader