Scarling

From: Los Angeles, California

Active: 2003-present (mostly dormant since 2006)

I first heard of them: when Jessicka from Jack Off Jill announced she was starting a new band

Sound: Despite the slightly different trappings, Jack Off Jill wasn't all that much different from the other bands I listened to in the '90s furious yet endlessly catchy rock, lyrics written in blood from self-injury. Scarling is somewhat different, gothic shoegazer noise rock that owes more to My Bloody Valentine than to grunge, but it's still great.

Further listening: Jack Off Jill, of course!