NYC noise-rock band Yucca King released their single “Panic Attack #2 today, blending an eccentric blend of noise/art-rock, pop, and punk elements which they self-describe as “indie rock with a penchant for the pretty, the petty, and the grotesque.” The single provides a taste of the band’s eccentricity, emotional rawness, and avant-garde approach. And you’ll want to hear this again and again.
Vocalist Greg Arent explained the track’s origins. “When I was in my early days of sobriety I struggled with crippling panic attacks. Every time I had to go out and be social without booze I would have a total meltdown. I always wanted to write a song about that feeling and the music in this song seemed to fit; with the dirty bass, screaming guitar and herky-jerky drumbeat. We want the song to actually make people feel anxious.”
It’s an imaginative introduction and first taste