Formed and based in New York, Mad Meg is an indie rock band with strong eastern European influences – playing in their own genre, Punk Crooner Noir. When describing their genre, Mad Meg stated, “Punk is a general attitude toward society – one of personal sovereignty, an embodied admission of the impossibility of conforming to any herd. It also describes a motley style. Crooner is a masculine type of singing from the mid-20th century, encompassing irony, sensitivity, and good old moxie. Noir is an aesthetic in which the dark side is very prevalent.” A unique take on rock music, Mad Meg fuses together zombie-like vocals, choir-like backing vocals, and musical soundscapes that sound like they came straight out of a musical.
Released on September 30, 2022, Mad Meg's single "Beyond Repair" is a perfect example of their self-claimed style. The song has it all: calm guitar strums, vocal build-up, and quite possibly the catchiest chorus you'll hear all week. "Beyond Repair" takes the viewpoint of a robot, broken down to the point where it can no longer be fixed. The robot realizes it's beyond repair and uses the song to reminisce about its last days – before its inevitable trip to the junkyard. Mad Meg is on a mission to get you grooving with this track, but you'll do a little thinking too.