Peter Jennings Disciples
Good News EP
Release date: 2 September 2020
Hometown: Rockford, Illinois, USA
Influences: Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM, Nirvana
Take a metalhead-turned-grunge kid born in the gap between Gen X and the Millennials, feed them a steady diet of Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM, and Rush, then hand them a synthesizer, bass guitar, and drum machine. The result? Peter Jennings Disciples – the music project of Darius McCaskey, award-winning author and poet from Rockford, Illinois, USA.
Peter Jennings Disciples incorporates their Rust Belt roots and generational ambiguity into the “alternadustrial” sound of their debut EP, Good News. Songs like “The AM” (a dark ambient track) showcase the dichotomy of once-proud cities fallen on hard times and desperately trying to reinvent themselves into greatness again. Other themes explored on Good News vary from the sorrow of suicide to the dedication needed to sustain a relationship.
The Good News EP releases on 2 September 2020 on streaming platforms, digital download, and audio cassette formats.