Pegboard Nerds have responded to the indie rock Emergency with force. The new track from the bass duo takes the dreary Nothing But Thieves track and turns it into something completely different.
You probably wouldn’t play the Thieves version for your friends, let alone hear it at a show, and yet Pegboard Nerds have turned it into a festival banger. Strangely, they do this through embracing the emotion rather than dropping it. Vocals which were drowned out have new life, and this only gives the track more energy.
There’s certainly nothing wrong with a melancholy tune, but "Emergency's" newfound intensity is just another example of Pegboard Nerds and their diverse brand of mayhem.