Brooklyn is home to some of the most compelling acts performing today, and punk-influenced DIY outfit My Son The Doctor is absolutely part of the discussion. Genre-fluid and almost always up for a challenge, it’s as if they’ve settled on testing every genre in the book, and on their newest single, “Rubber Hands,” they’ve zeroed in on the intersection between punk and jazz.
As described by the band, the single came about rather easily, which indicates toward its stream-lined, but experimental and ultimately fun nature. “We liked the idea of making a song that felt like punks trying to play jazz,” they said. “It’s a common complaint that people are statues at Brooklyn indie shows. We work hard to be both confrontational and inviting all at the same time. It’s an energy we really feed off and we tried to capture that in ‘Rubber Hands.’ The main goal of the song was just getting people moving.”
With those intentions in mind, My Son The Doctor certainly succeeded, having churned out an easily danceable, feel-good hit with “Rubber Hands” that Glide is premiering below. A bouncy, jovial melody serves as the backdrop for the track’s jangly garage-rock riffs and marching drums, while it spirals into a frenzied, cymbal-heavy, shimmy-inducing breakdown. That band tears it up with a reckless indie abandon reminiscent of Parquet Courts and White Denim with a fondness for all thinks early ’60s.
My Son The Doctor’s forthcoming EP, Taste Those Dreams, is due next Friday, October 8 (via Paper Moon Records). In addition to “Rubber Hands,” they’ve released two other singles, “Bethany” and “King of the Zoomers,” available now on all DSPS.