Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig is an emerging star for the team, so much so that he’s inspired a grindcore band, Puig Destroyer. The group’s first song, the 48-second “One Man, Five Tools,” is a 48-second blast of intensity from the group, which features members of Kowloon Walled City, Curl Up & Die and Thrice. According to Metal Sucks, Thrice drummer Riley Breckenridge, is programming drums for the project, which came about as a Pig Destroyer-referencing joke on a baseball podcast that Breckenridge and Kowloon Walled City bassist Ian Miller do. Here’s Miller on the genesis of the group:
While we were recording PRODcast 50, Riley tossed off a joke about a grindcore band called PUIG DESTROYER. We both laughed, and then kinda went hmmmmm…
The next night he sent me drum tracks for our first song. Nine days later we posted the first track off our debut EP. We hope you enjoy the results and take them in the spirit in which they were intended. We’ll post the rest of the EP as we get it finished up, hopefully in the next week or so. This is one of the funnest things I’ve ever been a part of. Huge thanks to Riley for getting the ball rolling, to Mike for sacrificing his throat for the greater good, Jon for bringing his guitar wizardry to the party, and to Scott for working his mixing magic on our basics.
No word on whether word of Puig Destroyer has made its way to Puig or Pig Destroyer, but it’s definitely a promising near-minute of music. Listen to it below.
[Thanks for the tip, Pete K!]