• Cigarette Machine

Memphis punk band Ex-Cult has a new EP on the way early next year via Castle Face Records, and yesterday they shared a preview song from it: today’s 12 O’Clock Track, “Cigarette Machine.” Ex-Cult, one of my favorite bands kicking around right now, specialize in superdark, bad-vibes punk rock, and “Cigarette Machine” finds the band expanding their sound. Over the course of the song’s six minutes, it goes from harsh hardcore and bleak noise into an extended bridge that’s packed with heavy, spaced-out guitars and eerie psychedelia—it sounds like one of the best bands out there is only getting better. Check it out below.

The Cigarette Machine EP is out on 2/9.