There are a handful of sites I check to get my fix of guitar-based music that's loud, abrasive, or lo-fi (or all three at once), and Ongakubaka
is one of them. This blog has introduced me to some real treasures—including grunge addicts Milk Music
and lo-fi bedroom songwriter Car Seat Headrest
—and it recently scored again
with postpunk duo Bad Bibles
, whose "Nearsighted
" is today's 12 O'Clock Track
"Nearsighted" sustains its propulsive power from the first note to the last, beginning with a sharp guitar scratch that approximates the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard and ending with a creepy "ooh-ooh-ooh" chorus. Stream it below and grab it for free from Bandcamp.