PVRIS (pronounced Paris) is a synth/electro-pop band from Massachusetts. They were originally called Paris, but had to change the name due to legal reasons. The band consists of Lyndsey Lynn Gunn Gunnulfsen (vocals/guitar/keyboards), Alex Babinski (guitar/keyboards), Brian MacDonald (bass/keyboards) and Justin Nace (drums).
Their debut album, White Noise, was released in November of 2014, and features songs such as My House, St. Patrick, and Holy. This album, as well as the band's overall aesthetics, take lots of inspiration from ghosts, horror movies, and black and white imagery. They've also released music videos for each of the ten songs off the album (plus a bonus track), which are all loosely interconnected and meant to be watched in chronological order.note Following the release of White Noise, the band achieved a sudden unexpected success, being hailed breakout band of 2014, getting bumped up from side stage to main stage partway through Warped Tour 2015, and winning several awards.
- White Noise (2015)
- All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell (2017)
- Hallucinations EP (2019)
- Use Me (2020)
- Batter Up!: Bats appear in the music videos for both St. Patrick and Fire, though it's the latter where they do the most damage, being used to smash up plate, TVs, glasses, and other junk.
- Cute Ghost Girl: Ghost!Lynn in the music video for "White Noise". While she can be shown yelling at the television set filled with static, she can brush her hair and blow drying it while a handheld floats by, being pinned to her bedroom wall and staying away from a light-filled closet door.
- Darker and Edgier: The 2nd album. Hopeless lyrics all around, and all the warmth removed from the music.
- Deliberately Monochrome: Most of their music videos, photoshoots, and other promotional images are either in black and white or are very desaturated, barring the occasional Splash of Color. Even their stage setup for live shows is monochromatic. All the band's instruments and equipment are either black or white, they all wear black clothes and the lighting usually sticks to being pure white, with some elements of colour depending on the song.
- Electromagnetic Ghosts: The music video and lyrics for "White Noise" where it's about a ghost causing interference while trying to communicate with the living.
- Fan Disservice: "What's Wrong" has a bunch of half naked girls dancing around Lynn, while she's singing about being miserable, and looking about 70% of the way to a breakdown.
- Fanservice: Lynn shows of a lot of skin in some videos, ranging from a Zettai Ryouiki in the video for "My House", to Absolute Cleavage in "What's Wrong?", to being fully naked while curled up on the floor in "You and I"
- Long Title: Their second album is called All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell, which is commonly shortened to AWKOHAWNOH.
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: Usually anywhere from 3 to 5.
- Once an Episode: The mirror reflecting static that opens all of their videos for their first album.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Lynn's full name is pretty rarely used.
- Out-of-Genre Experience: "What's Wrong" is mainly a dancey electronic track... except for the bridge section, where Lynn goes almost out of nowhere into full-on metalcore screams.
- Paranormal Investigation: Alex and Brian investigate Ghost!Lynn in the music video for White Noise. They don't really do anything useful besides film everything and go where they're not supposed to, so they're likely not experts in their field.
- Phantom Zone Picture: The music video for "Anyone Else" has each band member face a painting which pulls them in and traps them.
- Rule of Three: Referenced and employed in Mirrors:Say your name into a mirror three times, said it three times, said it three times
- Self-Referential Track Placement: "Half," about Double Consciousness, is track #2 on its album.
- Shout-Out: The "White Noise" music video is basically a homage of the 1982 classic, Poltergeist.
- Splash of Color: While most of their music videos don't employ a lot of colour, a brighter red shows up in two of them Lynn's shirt in White Noise and some parts of Fire.
- Title Track: White Noise
- Unflinching Walk: The end of the Fire music video has the three of them walking away from the fire they were using to burn stuff.
- Unusual Eyebrows: Lynn's distinctive partially-shaved left eyebrow, which matches her hair's shaved sides, as well.