If you’d like your pop punk to give you lessons in being a creepy stalker by a group of guys concealing their identities with ski masks, then you needn’t look further than Madison, Wisconsin’s Masked Intruder. Formed in 2011, the band has released six EPs (which includes a demo), and go by the names Intruder Blue, Intruder Green, Intruder Yellow, and Intruder Red.
Back to those lessons of stalking. While it’s a predominant theme in their catchy riffs and melodies, we like the ones we’re hearing on 2012’s First Offense, especially on “Stick ’em Up (I Got a Knife)” and “Wish You Were Mine.” Overall, how can you resist (or not get arrested) with lyrics like “You just can’t charm a lady with a knife, but that sucks because that’s all I know how to do/Girl please tell me how do I get to you” or “Stick ’em up, I got a knife, motherfucker, stick ’em up… I got your address off your ID” or “Gimme parole I swear I’m over that girl… I’d never repeat the mistakes I made, allegedly” or “I tried to get your attention but you just kept walkin’ by, tonight I’m gonna give another try… your ADT security can’t keep me away from you”?
First Offense is a five-track EP and its available for order at hanguprecs.bandcamp.com. You can also stream it there if you like, but spend the damn $4 and support the band. If you’re looking for the perfect stalking stuffer for the little psycho in your life, this is it!
Rock Hard \m/