I spent a good chunk of the past 24 hours listening to Local Natives’ brand-new album, Hummingbird, to see if the LA outfit made a record that sounded like more than the sum of their indie influences. I haven’t made up my mind just yet, but I’ve been in dire need of a palate cleanser.

Thank goodness for LA noise-rap trio Clipping; these dudes make the kind of jagged and creepy tunes I crave after listening to immaculate-sounding indie rock for hours on end. Clipping recently released a tune called “Killer” and, along with fulfilling my desire to hear a lot of harsh and visceral music, it’s also today’s 12 O’Clock Track.