Isolation Drills: Total Rubbish

Like the majority of you, all of us in the Philadelphia area are staying at home, learning to adapt to our “new normal.” MAGNET is checking in with local musicians to see how and what they’re doing during this unprecedented time. Photos by Chris Sikich.

Total Rubbish: This year has definitely had a negative impact and has taken its toll on almost everyone—and, in many ways, for us as individuals as well!

We definitely don’t want to take away from the fact that many people lost their jobs completely, their income or even a loved one. But in a way, we were super grateful to have had time to ourselves during this quarantine.

Before the statewide shutdown, we were each working five days a week at our jobs. The quarantine gave us time to really focus on making music and then starting a band—something that we probably would not have had time to do otherwise.

We wrote and recorded our entire EP (Triple Negative, out November 20 via Born Losers) over the span of four months from the tail-end of March, when the shutdown began and Cassandra (Nguyen; guitar and vocals) was furloughed from her job.

It’s definitely wild to have never played a show yet as a full band, but hopefully once we are allowed to (next year? 2022?), people will still be digging our sound and will be excited to see us live!