Spunk "Tryna Chill It Out"

Spunk "Tryna Chill It Out"
Spunk are "Tryna Chill It Out" according to the title of their latest single, but the music ain't exactly calm. Nope, it lives up to the GTA band's name with enough spunky energy and a fun punk edge that might make you question their motto, "It's not punk, it's Spunk."

The song was birthed from a desire to relax, as band leader Matthew Tomasi explains it was tracked on impulse while the group were "havin a chill night takin a break from recording" the Nicole Dollanganger album. Featuring the songstress, her backing band (in addition to Tomasi, that includes Scott Downes and Leigh Fisk) and Virgil Public Studio mastermind Davis Maxwell, it seems the quintet were trying to stay as far away from their then-main project's haunting aesthetic, though Tomasi's uncontrolled howl is equally emotive but in a completely different way.

The track is high-octane and a hell of a lot of fun, being too catchy to ignore without giving in to post-commercialization punk's sheen. At just under two minutes, it's nearly the perfect length for a single session of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, where the song would fit in just great.

The track is coming out as a cassingle bundle with a T-shirt, pins and more, which you can snag here or take the risk that they won't sell out before Spunk's November 5 Toronto show. Either way, take some time to chill out and familiarize yourself with the track in the player below.