Phenom Puig inspires band name

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Los Angeles
Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig doesn’t have much
grindcore music on his iPod.

But that doesn’t mean he can’t be the inspiration
behind a new band, whose ear-splitting tunes — can we really
even call them tunes? — are being written with the
22-year-old Cuban outfielder in mind.

On Monday, Riley Breckenridge of the band Thrice
posted an update to his blog about a new
side-project called Puig Destroyer, a “baseball-themed grindcore
project.” Joining him in the band are Mike Minnick, of Curl Up
& Die, and Ian Miller and Jon Howell, of Kowloon Walled
City.

According to the post, the group has already completed basic
tracking for its debut EP. “The roughs I’ve heard are
ridiculously awesome and fun and raw as all hell,” Breckenridge
wrote. “Kinda like Yasiel Puig.”

The band has already released one song, a 48-second ditty
called, “One Man, Five Tools” that came out this
morning. You can listen below:

 

Here are the lyrics to the song. You are going to need them,
trust me:

Speed, power, fielding contact

A cannon for an arm

One man, five tools

Speed, power, fielding contact

A cannon for an arm

One man, five tools

F–k the walk, destroy the ball

Crush, smash, kill… annihilate

One man, five tools

I’m sure Puig is touched.

 

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