Psychedelic Porn Crumpets Sum Up Our Existential Hangover In “Pukebox”

Dedicated to everyone gradually drinking their way to madness

Photo: Captura Obscura / Matt Puccinelli

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets return with a brand new banger “Pukebox,” another dazzling dynamite of rock’n’roll infused with kaleidoscopic steroids as the quintet highlight some of the most existential moments we encounter thanks to alcohol. It’s a harmony made out of messy percussions who feel all over the place, but somehow this disorganization is what makes it so well-rounded. In other words, it’s like watching an abstract painting where all the elements have been placed out of spontaneity, but they still manage to look slick and even more understanding of what you’re going through:

Speaking of their new single, songwriter Jack McEwan explained: “‘Pukebox’ was the first song I used as a reference while creating the flavour for the record. I’d had the idea for the track for a while but I never thought it fit the style of our previous albums. I wrote the first part in first person, talking about my time at home drinking moonshine and wondering who else was doing the same. Then I compared that in the second verse with a secondary version of myself who I wrote about as a character, a little bit lost, waking up with a hangover in random cities trying to find a meaning while it sailed right past me. Both unaware of each other’s existence while slowly going mad through repetitive consumption.”

The track is from their upcoming album Shyga! The Sunlight Mound, which will be out on February 5th via Marathon Artists.