In trying times like we’re facing today, horror movies, shows, books and games offer sweet relief and comfort for our readers — but we can’t forget the importance of music in the healing process. Therefore, we believe it’s the ideal time to kick off another new Terror Time tradition: #MusicFriday!

For the time being, we’re not restricting our music picks to horror-centric bands; instead, we’d rather share some of our staff’s personal picks — which run the full music spectrum, but lean toward the darker side. Think of these selections as a soundtrack to the movies of your imagination.


Our latest entry is a must-listen for fans of alternative-indie-guitar and drum rock: the video for “Wait (Medication)” from the band Gateway Drugs, which premieres today on YouTube.

Following up on their 2015 LP Magick Spells (Dine Alone) comes PSA, a record that retains their characteristic shoe-gazy, psychedelic sound that Hellbound likened to “The Stooges meets My Bloody Valentine and the Brian Jonestown Massacre all at once… a little dark, a little eerie and a little grainy and all intoxicating.”

Liv, Noa and Gabe Niles — the three siblings that make up this Los Angeles-based band — are joined by bassist/guitarist James Sanderson, whom they met and formed an instant bond with back in 2010, while on a tour of the US.

Tailor-made for fans of The Jesus and Mary Chain, Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, PSA reflects “everything that is wrong in the here and now: eternal pop culture reruns, the entertainment industry’s lack of authenticity, protest fashion and the almost total state of apathy we all find ourselves in due to feeling powerless to effect any change with respect to all this,” says the band. PSA is an attempt to connect with others who feel the same way, and regain a sense of our ability to change things for the better.

Produced by Sune Rose Wagner of the Raveonnettes, the album was recorded live at Josh Homme’s Pink Duck Studios. PSA is raw, wild and chaotic, reflecting the past several years of life for the band. They have played live with the likes of Psychic TV (R.I.P. Genesis), The Lemonheads, Reggie Watts, JAMC, Wolf Alice, Ride, and Fat White Family.

The band is eager to return to the stage “when the world is ready.” In the meantime, here’s the video for “Wait (Medication)”:

Keep up with the latest news from Gateway Drugs on the band’s Instagram, and be sure to check out PSA ASAP!