BEHAVIOR – “Topanga Keepsake”

Evan Burrows, Justin Tenney, and Bedros Yertzian are the trio that is behind the post-punk band BEHAVIOR. Based in Los Angeles, California. The group has had a relatively low profile for a band that’s been making music since at least 2012. Bitter Bitter is their latest record and second released through Seattle label Iron Lung Records.

Topanga Keepsake” is a rattling banger that closes in on you. Riddled with frenetic urgency, it wouldn’t be wrong to describe this track as “skewered pop”. Grisly vocals lament (“feeling not as good / feeling not as good“) as the band’s lockstep performance feels pungently bleak. It’s like plunging into the darkest pool of coffee.

Cereal Pairing:  Corn Flakes