La Crosse, WI trio Porcupine organically forges its singular brand of rock ‘n’ roll reminiscent of late-90s alternative without compromise. Need proof? Grab the free download above, now! “We are kind of in the middle of nowhere – Midwest, small college town. To me, that works in our favor,” lead vocalist/guitarist Casey Virock says. Unyielded by what’s trendy, Virock with Dave Reinders (bass) and Brian Kerr (drums) continue to derive some of their inspiration from 70’s classic rock and 60’s British psychedelica, somehow resulting in a Swervedriver-meets-Queen of The Stone Age sound.
Out on Hang Up and SP Records, Witness to A Chase Scene is a testament of Porcupine’s musical expertise – a grinding guitar riff injected with adrenaline preempts Virock’s smoothly doubled vocals that cascade atop closely calculated distortions and reverb. At the chorus, Virock belts out “you’ve been chosen / now collect your spoils” with control and authority. Porcupine successfully mixes math rock, shoegaze, and indie rock with Seattle grunge guitar to create this radio-friendly single.