• 2nd Place

After having played a handful of shows around last year’s SXSW with San Fransisco’s Blasted Canyons, I excitedly put them on a 12 O’Clock Track upon arrival home. I fell in love with their blown-out, synthy garage punk and their round-robin live performances. All good things must come to an end, I suppose, because last week the band posted on Facebook that they’d broken up, saying one member was “done with the band.” It’s always a bummer when a great band calls it a day, so in honor of the fallen Blasted Canyons, today’s 12 O’Clock Track is one of their finest moments, the manic rager “Liquid Fiend” from 2012’s 2nd Place EP.