Los Angeles punk outfit the Distillers unveiled their first new song in 15 years, “Man vs. Magnet.”
The punishing cut boasts a rugged verse filled with thundering drums that anchor the dissonant churn of feedback. A jagged lead guitar riff drives the track repeatedly into its massive chorus, though the song is constantly building towards a raging bridge that unleashes the final hook, which is marked by singer/guitarist Brody Dalle’s crackling howl.
The Distillers also shared a B-side for “Man vs. Magnet,” “Blood in Gutters,” which Dalle originally released as a solo single in 2014.
The Distillers formed in the late-Nineties and released a trio of records – The Distillers, Sing Sing Death House and Coral Fang – before splitting in 2006. After the break-up, Dalle formed another band, Spinerrette, which released a self-titled debut in 2009. In 2014, Dalle released her solo debut, Diploid Love.
Dalle teased the return of the Distillers in January. She first shared a photo from her studio with the caption, “I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly,” while a few days later she posted a cryptic video with the caption, “The Distillers 2018.”