Throwaway is a lady with a paper bag over her face. She is the rock goddess of legends.. Throwaway is an avant-rock phenomenon designed to melt your ears, minds, and hearts, fry them on kabobs over the bonfire, and feed them back to you. Long ago, from the depths of the streaming ocean, a single-celled organism changed the course of history as it slithered slowly towards the land. Now, millions of years later, its ancestors gather at the holy rock venues to pay tribute with a strange new version of rock and roll.
Haunted by a mysterious woman with a brown paper bag for a head, acclaimed guitarist Kirsten Carey created Throwaway, an art rock / no wave duo that acrobatically leaps around virtuosic riffs and unexpected rhythms. Throwaway’s electric energy is “absolutely brilliant” (Soundsphere), with “aerodynamic rock-grit flavors of the likes of Primus or Deerhoof” (eCurrent). The masked namesake of the band is surreally represented in performances through live visuals.
Throwaway released a self-titled EP in 2015 (CD only), followed by two 7”s: “Milk Song / Family Cry” (mixed by Jonathan Snipes of clipping.) and "Bonathan Jyers / Exotic Bird," which was featured on Detroit's CW50. Their witty, bizarre music videos are gaining a reputation all their own, with features in Impose Magazine, Make Weird Music, eCurrent, and Imperfect Fifth. In 2019, Throwaway will release their debut album and embark on their first international tour - to Japan.
Kirsten Carey's guitar playing was featured on the clipping. song "Stab Him in the Throat" for the soundtrack of the Emmy Award-winning TV series Rick and Morty. Carey has a duo with MacArthur Fellow Tyshawn Sorey and has additionally shared the stage with Elliott Sharp, Okkyung Lee, and more.