Panicker's first single, "Commuter", is now streaming via Brooklyn Vegan.Listen, here:http://www.brooklynvegan.com/locustpinback-collaborator-brent-asbury-releasing-debut-lp-as-panicker/
Panicker seeks to give a voice (sans vocalist) to the anxious emotional state occupied by musician/producer/sound engineer Brent Asbury-- as well as, it seems, society as a whole. The feeling is frightening, all-consuming and urgent, and he captures this well. Asbury describes Panicker as “blending aspects of EBM, industrial, techno and hip hop with the emotion of punk, hardcore, metal, experimental, and horror movie scores.”This track is a single off of Panicker's debut self-titled LP, which will be available digitally and on random variant vinyl via Three One G Records on April 26th. Preorder here.
"It is not intentionally dance music (something which I know little about), but a lot of it probably sits around that area. There’s a heavy influence of daydream imagery — fantasies about leather clubs and the goth/punk sub-culture of the 1980’s taken from my childhood mind, but it is not an exercise in nostalgia either. Life is difficult, this music really just intended to be fun."