We had a ton of song ideas when we started writing The Madness and the bass groove for “Scarred and Petrified” immediately resonated with us. The song developed around the bass with a thick backbeat in the drums, strong vocal melody, and Jim Ward-esque chord progression on the guitar. It became an early favorite and an obvious choice for our first single and video.
- Mike LoCoco (drums)
On “Drag the Ghouls,” the band’s latest single, Transit Method mix the aforementioned metal and grunge with a healthy dose of prog — an odd time signature here with a fleet-fingered bass line there — for an ear-grabbing four-minute tune that’s both tantalizingly complex and catchy. Take that, single-genre bands! As a single touchstone that naturally can’t capture everything the band is about, I reckon if you dig Jupiter-era Cave In you’ll probably like Transit Method a lot.
- Vince Neilstein, Metalsucks.net
Like a lot of Brutal Panda stuff, this is proggy post-hardcore with tech-y riffs and soaring vocals (think Mars Volta, Fall of Troy, Protest the Hero, etc), and the performance video (titled "Mutants") does a fine job of showing off this band's chops.
- Andrew Sacher, Brooklyn Vegan
We once again teamed up with our dear friend and collaborator Justin Wilson to film and produce this video. Co-directed by our very own Mike LoCoco, Odd Punk is aptly titled for a character who feels out of place in the world. The video reflects that outsider syndrome, viewing the city of Austin through an infrared lens that distorts a reality we once knew so well.
Justin worked his camera magic to bring this story to life.
- Matt LoCoco (guitar, vocals)