The debut self-titled full-length from Puig Destroyer is streaming in full, out today on No Sleep Records. The release is digital-only, and comes on the first day of the MLB playoffs, which seems fitting for a band named after LA Dodger outfielder Yasiel Puig (with a little influence from Pig Destroyer).
Drum programmer Riley Breckenridge spoke about the album in a Noisey interview:
“The first EP went from idea to execution in eight days. With the second EP, we took a little more time but wrote and created those songs with the same mentality: Don’t over think it, we’re writing dumb, fast metal songs. But because we decided we were going to do a full length and then we ended up hooking up with No Sleep we wanted to take a little more time [with Puig Destroyer] so the writing process was a little bit more drawn out for this album and there was a little more back and forth with files. The full-length is way more diverse than the first two EPs, which are five or six one-minute-long songs.”
The line-up of Riley Breckenridge from Thrice, guitarist Jon Howell of Kowloon Walled City, and vocalist Mike Minnick from Curl Up and Die signed to No Sleep Records in August.
OC Weekly asked Breckenridge about the possibility of touring:
“We have never been in the same room, or the same city, at the same time,” he says. “It would be a weird show because we have so many weird songs, and some of them are impossible to play. But that’s the point.”