DESTROYED FOR COMFORT is an experimental electronic music project founded by Rani Baker and David Bates in Austin, Texas in 2003, and currently maintained and fronted by Rani, who now lives in Portland, Oregon.
DESTROYED FOR COMFORT utilizes both found sound and real-time synthesis to create stompy, noisy, sample-heavy 8-bit hacker-punk that never sounds quite the same way twice, or ever. Disorienting sonic textures set the tone for absurd and satirical (or not) songs about magick, mind control, altering one’s physical form, and time travel. Live performances incorporate projected animation, guest musicians, and backup dancers. They’ll play in your backyard if you ask nicely enough.
DESTROYED FOR COMFORT has been honored to share the stage with a veritable “who’s who” of independent and experimental electronic music, including Martin Rev, Vince Clarke, cEvin Key, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Otto Von Schirach, SURVIVE, Cry Blood Apache, ManifestV, Michael Guy Bowman, Crunk Witch, Talmage D’Amour, The Emotron, Femme Fatality, Douglas Ferguson, I Cactus, Juiceboxxx, Krista Muir, Peelander Z, Realicide, Scissors For Lefty, The Subliminator, Furby Youth Choir, Xrin Arms and Yip Yip.
DESTROYED FOR COMFORT has also done remix work for Houston Bernard, Suicide God Pill, Christopher Anton, Ministry, and Linkin Park and is always interested in doing more.
DESTROYED FOR COMFORT has donated profits of seveeral of their performances to benefits for non-profit, activist, and relief services such as the SIMS Foundation, Locks Of Love, The Livestrong Foundation, Inside Books Project, the Green Party, Anti-Racist Action, and the ACLU, the legal defense budgets of incarcerated Occupy activists, as well as relief efforts for Katrina victims and the citizens of Darfur. They’ve also performed at fundraising benefits for local independent music venues and the Texas Rollerderby jeerleader team Bomb Squad.