Brooklyn punkers Grim Streaker first laid out their aggressive proto-thrash roar back in 2016, and they've continued to refine its harsh edges in the years since. Finding critical success with their 2017 debut EP, "Minority Girl," the band found themselves sharing stages with fellow noise-makers METZ, A Place To Bury Strangers, Thunderpussy and Jacuzzi Boys. Mixing elements of hardcore and late '70s punk, they embrace the volume and ferocity of their influences without sacrificing the individuality of their own creativity. Building a sizable thunder around the combined talents of singer Amelia Bushell, guitarist Dan Peskin, guitarist Micah Weisberg, bassist Bill Dvorak and drummer Piyal Basu, the band absorbs and adapts these cacophonous sounds into fury that few bands can muster. They're currently working on their debut LP with producer Mike Kutchman and are looking to finish work on it very soon.
On their new single, "Mojito," the band takes inspiration from a late night of drinking and partying in a subterranean club in Trinidad, Cuba. With guitars that cut through the night air and render inhibitions reckless, the song acts as the perfect soundtrack for forgotten memories and all-night deviance. Bushell's voice is acidic but welcoming, an odd mixture that never loses its bite but is always there to offer a helping hand when needed. The band speeds up and slows down at a moment's notice, creating a vicious and unpredictable atmosphere of punk rock glory. Listen to "Mojito" and imagine writhing bodies in asynchronous movements whirling to loud music and forgetting the troubles of reality for just a few minutes.