Peter Jennings Disciples
Bad News EP
Release date: 9 October 2022
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 and KMFDM, then hand them a synthesizer, bass guitar, and drum machine. The result? Peter Jennings Disciples – the music project of Darius McCaskey: author, poet, and musician from Rockford, Illinois.
Peter Jennings Disciples return with their sophomore EP, Bad News. Further refining their “alternadustrial” sound, Bad News explores dreams and nightmares, forgiveness and damnation, through dark electronic and industrial rock themes: wailing bagpipes and fragile synths on “Not Enough Bridge” contrast with pounding beats and heavy guitars on “Wild Girl (Slug Mix).”
The original version of “Wild Girl” was included in Side-Line Magazine’s Face the Beat: Session 7 compilation; an alternate mix appears on the EP.
Bad News releases on 9 October 2022 on streaming platforms and digital download. A limited-edition audio cassette will also be released to celebrate Cassette Week 2022.