The Skinny: We’re super-stoked on the music being produced by Austin, TX metal/noisecore quintet DSGNS (pronounced designs), so we asked the guys to be part of our New Noize segment. Filmed by Walter Pieringer, guitarist Stephen Sanchez and vocalist Jake Raines had some fun and were kind enough to answer questions about the band’s origins, the meaning behind their name, their sick-as-sh*t Stone Temple Pilots cover songs, and much more. Get to know this band’s noize!


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