A song called “Fisted” probably isn't too concerned with making you feel at ease. But Blanche Blanche Blanche aren't known for smooth, uncomplicated pop, and their new single fits as comfortably as it can in their catalogue of sandpaper-rough pop. “Fisted” is surf music for a polluted waves, for biting your nails while your friends play volleyball, oblivious to the trash heap right next to them.
There is a familiar structure to song's sections, but the patterns within each are more intriguing. Lyrics switch from full. stop. delivery into nerdy crooning. Guitars lines switch from darting around all ADD-like to a concentrated, shambly focus, while maintaining a tense core. It's not something that will soothe your next panic attack, but it will definitely keep in step with your emotional rhythms the next time someone you know needs to (metaphorically) get fisted.
Breaking Mirrors, Blanche Blanche Blanche's eighth album, drops November 5th on Fat Cat Records.