Midnight Passenger, the forthcoming sophomore effort from Ex-Cult was heavily informed and influenced by the road and the experiences of relentless touring throughout 2012 – we’re talking about shithole bars, shitty motel rooms and crashing on floors and couches. And it gives the latest single, album title track “Midnight Passenger,” an anxious, desperate urgency which makes the buzzing guitars, kraut rock-like rhythm section and sneering vocals seem sleazier, rawer and claustrophobic. And it does so in a similar fashion to that of Disappears modern anthem of unease and anxiety, Era

I’ve listened to the song and it reminds me of the countless hours spent drinking way too much in grimy dive bars like the Library, Sophie’s, the Nancy Whiskey Pub, the Rabbit Club, 151 Rivington, Boss Tweed’s and other dark rooms of depravity and regret.