The lead singer of the San Francisco band Girls grew up in a cult. He watched his brother die because of the cult's policy against medicine a tragedy that caused his farther to leave. His mother was forced to work as a prostitute in order to provide money for the cult and also to recruit new members. All of this brings a sense of realness to the tortured songs the band sings.
On a lighter note these "day in the life" style videos of the band partying in SF make me a little melancholy for my time there.