Over 11 years, seven releases and numerous collaborations — with everyone from How to Dress Well and La Dispute to fine art photographer Wolfgang Tillmans — L.A. duo Wreck and Reference have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the world of experimental metal. Enter hand model, the solo project of the group's Ignat Frege, who contributed production, acoustic drums and vocals to Wreck and Reference's twisted, abrasive soundscapes. Due out October 9th on Bandcamp, the project's debut LP, manufactured joy, explores similar ground as Frege's main band, but with the instrumentals pushed into what he calls a "kinda maximalist" frame. Today (October 7th), hand model have teamed with Revolver to unleash "American Brain Worms," one of the album's most punishing cuts. Blast it below.
Frege comments of the track: "The awful contradictions that pervade life in America. The nihilism, the sadism, the ambivalence. Always chasing the imaginary."