#AlternativeFacts Podcast: PVRIS' Lynn Gunn Talks Life on the Road, Conjures Favorite Halloween Memories

Eliot Lee Hazel


It’s almost Halloween and this week on #AlternativeFacts, we chatted with one of our favorite rockers, one who’s highly qualified for a spooky, late October conversation. 

Lynn Gunn fronts PVRIS, a sleek, stylish, electro-tinged rock band that formed in Lowell, Mass., not far from the site of the Salem witch trials. Naturally, she’s up on all the most macabre local secrets. “I found out the other night the most haunted place in Salem is… the Walgreens. They built it on top of where all the witches were hanged.”

On the Halloween theme, Gunn shouts out some of her favorite books and movies for the season, considers getting the whole band in dressed up for a future show, and recounts some memorable costumes she’s worn over the years. Especially one ill-fated Spongebob costume from second grade: “Pretty much everyone thought I was cheese.”

Back in the present, PVRIS is in the thick of promoting its 2017 sophomore album, All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell. Gunn catches us up on touring life, dealing with a little stage fright, and what’s it’s been like to perform the new songs. Last week, PVRIS was featured on Tegan and Sara’s brand new The Con 10-year anniversary covers compilation, and Gunn takes us through the process of getting to know the Quin sisters and putting her own spin on “Are You Ten Years Ago.” 

Listen to the ‘cast below, which also includes Lynn shouting out some of her favorite Twitter followers and a preview of the artists we’re talking to on upcoming episodes. 

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