Looking for something gory, lightning-paced, and sized for your carry-on? Consider packing Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You, Scotto Moore’s sci-fi/horror novella.
This Lovecraftian tribute to the power of song begins when Airee Macpherson, a music blogger, discovers a track by the obscure band Beautiful Remorse. He’s hooked upon first listen: “Elation swept through me, as if I could die now, secure in the knowledge that I had at long last heard the most beautiful piece of music in the world and if I never heard any other music ever again, it wouldn’t matter.”
He dramatically pursues this mysterious band, drunk on the thrill of breaking the next big thing… until he wakes up on tour and realizes what he has unleashed upon the world.
The plot careens from music industry satire to gore-laden apocalypse fiction and is over far too soon. If this snack of a book leaves you hungry for more, please enjoy these NSFW Easter eggs from the author: Airee Macpherson’s tumblr blog and Scotto Moore’s music blog.