, the New York noise-rock duo of Ben Greenberg (formerly of the Men
and Pygmy Shrews
) and Michael Berdan (who used to sing in Drunkdriver) have been one of my favorite bands to emerge over the past couple years, creating a perfectly damaged racket with their punishing recordings and confrontational live performances. This week the band announced that their debut full-length, Perfect World
, would be out in early June via 12XU, and along with that came a preview of the record, the title track, which is today's 12 O'Clock Track
. Building on their minimal formula of repetitive, noisy guitar squall over simple, straightforward electronic backing, "Perfect World" burns a little more slow than anything else the band has done before, beginning with a spoken performance by Berdan that eventually blossoms into a massive, terrifying roar over its six-minute duration. The fuzzy, 80s-metal guitar tone and nervous breakdown vocal freak-outs are propelled by a blown-out, industrial backing rhythm, a twisted and furious combination of harsh vibes that sounds like it crawled out of the nastiest, grimiest basement in Brooklyn. Check it out below.