Cop City/Chill Pillars on Creep Rock, Sexual Frustration, and Getting Hosed

For the second time in a row, the hands-up-and-down best rock 'n' roll record released in the United States of America was brewed in ... Palm Beach County?

Despite (or maybe as a direct result of) its blandly Floridian origins, Cop City/Chill Pillars -- a PBC band always comprised of guitarist Chris Jankow Jr., drummer Jordan Pettingill, and bassist Jimmy Bradshaw, along with a gang of revolving collaborators and contributors, including members of Weird Wives, The Jameses, and Universal Expansion -- prances on the cutting edge of blues-based composition like a daredevil tightrope walker who doesn't care about slipping off a cliff, and even kinda wants to take the dive.

With the release of Hosed -- both the group's second full-length and second release for Orlando label Florida's Dying -- the Pillars have transitioned out of its already-impressive primate-punk-shimmy mode and plunged -- face first, sans bungee -- into the realm of (brace yourself) hardcore psychedelia.

County Grind spoke with the band via conference call to gain further insight into the best new rock music being made in 2012.

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Matt Preira