GRABBITZ, “Pain Killer”
“Pain Killer” is the new standout track by Buffalo, NY native Grabbitz. Otherwise known as Nick Chiari, Grabbitz’s collaboration with Canada’s Rezz, “Someone Else”, became not only a Juno Awards-nominated electronic hit last year, but also an alternative radio smash – something that I was pleased to have envisioned when I wrote about it. “Pain Killer” (co-written and co-produced by Canada’s Shaun Frank) is a logical follow up to that track, with Grabbitz’s vocal once again channeling Kurt Cobain, with moody, inventive, and sometimes quite crunchy production that makes it memorable. I think that alternative radio will also have room for this one, which will appeal to fans who like their rock music heavier and electronic.