Pandemix formed in 2016 with the intention of being a peace punk band. While the end result was something harder to pin to a specific sub-genre, the musical and visual aesthetic of the band references foundational punk bands while speaking to something more contemporary and vital. The music sounds paranoid while the lyrics explore the anxieties and vulnerabilities of living in modern society.
This 7”, put out through Dirt Cult Records, includes songs recorded at the same session as the band’s “Scale Models of Atrocities” 12” released last year on Boss Tunage Record. Set-list mainstay “Rank & File” finally makes an appearance, taking white silence and complicity in racialized police violence to task while offering some of ‘Demix’s darkest, catchiest songwriting yet. “Second Opinion” takes the listener to many different musical vistas, all anchored by an indelible, intense chorus and a pervading sense of paranoia. This single can function as a stunning companion piece to the 12″, or a perfect entry-point for the uninitiated.
Give both tracks a listen below.