There are all sorts of names we could drop, legends we could retell and selling points we could unfurl. But we don’t feel like doing that right now. Rustbelt’s debut single “Fade The Mix” sees a lifer taking inventory. His name is John Chiaverina. Do some research and try to connect the dots if you feel like it, but what is important right now is a singular song telling a singular story.
Emerging from the trenches–the trenches here being punk house basements, weird art galleries, European squats, Midwest truck stops and noise warehouses–bruised but intact, Chiaverina is currently writing the best and most accessible songs of his life. Thematically, “Fade The Mix” explores the artist’s history. Musically, it transcends it.
Rustbelt makes Underdog Pop for confusing times; anthems for everyone just barely holding on. “Fade The Mix” is both the end and a new beginning.