I walked into a pretty packed room in the middle of Magic Milk's rowdy set. Front man Kenny Alden (sans pants) bounced around and taunted the audience, and his snotty rock 'n' roll flair came off as more endearing than obnoxious—I'm still surprised I think that, actually. Thanks to his kinetic energy, the band got the room dancing—honestly they put on a better show than the headliners. I left the venue pretty psyched about having accidentally showed up too early.
Today's 12 O'Clock Track is "Drives Me Wild" from Magic Milk's recent EP, Mellows. It's a thick, buzzing cut whose anthemic qualities keep deteriorating into noisy psych tangents. A walking bass line and simple, solid drumbeat keep the foundation steady as Alden fucks around all over the place with his squealing guitar feedback. It's catchy and messy and great—and Alden's got weirdo front man written all over him. Go see 'em live.