A new Chicago band reached out a couple weeks ago with their first single, to be followed soon by an EP next month. They’re called Indoorsmen, and their sound is more polished and clean that what I was expecting. They infuse their music with various rock genres, but as I was listening I had one thought that didn’t leave my brain: what if Oasis had grown up on Black Flag instead of the Beatles?
They play with the kind of confrontational assuredness that demands your attention. “Panic Attack” is loud and never lets up, holding your ears hostage for its entirety. In that way the song mirrors its subject-that feeling of not being in control and being a prisoner to societal norms.
You can find the b-side (which I didn’t like as much) on the band’s bandcamp page.