Follow TV Tropes

Following

Music / PVRIS

Go To

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.

Advertisement:

They released their second album, All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell, in August 2017. They've released videos for "Heaven", "What's Wrong", and "Anyone Else".


Discography

  1. White Noise (2015)
  2. All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell (2017)

Tropes

  • Adorkable: All three members of the band. Just watch any interview to see.
  • 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.
  • 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 Colour. 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.
  • Advertisement:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Phantom Zone Picture: The music video for "Anyone Else" has each band member face a painting which pulls them in and traps them.
  • Advertisement:
  • Rule of Three: Referenced and employed in “Mirrors”:
    Say your name into a mirror three times, said it three times, said it three times
  • Shout-Out: The "White Noise" music video is basically a homage of the 1982 classic, Poltergeist.
  • Splash of Colour: 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.
  • Who You Gonna Call?: Alex and Brian investigate Lynn-the-ghost 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.

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report