There is now an L.A. grindcore band named Puig Destroyer
Yasiel Puig has had a pretty decent first 10 games in the Majors. He can throw, hit, catch ... I mean, the kid's batting .468 with four homers in 35 at-bats!
And now, he's inspired a baseball-themed grindcore band. Also "grindcore" music is something that exists.
Let's go to Wikipedia:
It draws inspiration from some of the most abrasive-sounding music genres - including extreme metal, industrial music, noise music and the more extreme varieties of hardcore punk. Grindcore is characterized by a noise-filled sound that uses heavily distorted, down-tuned guitars, grinding overdriven bass, high speed tempo, blast beats, and vocals which consist of incomprehensible growls, or high-pitched shrieks.
Well, that sounds lovely. Anyway, Puig Destroyer was recently created by Thrice drummer/
Dodgers fan Angels fan Riley Breckenridge. Other members include Mike Minnick (Curl Up & Die), Ian Miller and Jon Howell (Kowloon Walled City). And although we haven't heard any music yet, Breckenridge wrote up a nice little preview on his website:
"We've got basic tracking done for our debut EP, and we should have a track from said EP fairly soon. Please stay tuned for updates/tunes. The roughs I've heard are ridiculously awesome and fun and raw as all hell. Kinda like Yasiel Puig."
-- Matt Monagan / MLB.com