Watch Nick Zinner Shred With His College Band Challenge of the Future

Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist shares blazing benefit single, "You Can't Call Off the Dog"

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Actor/director Adrian Grenier of Entourage fame recently announced he'd be expanding his Brooklyn-based Wreckroom studio into a full-fledged label, Wreckroom Records. Well, it turns out Grenier and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner both attended New York's Bard College, and now Pitchfork reports they've joined forces to raise money for the daughter of Sebastian Quezada, a former classmate who died unexpectedly in 2011. Zinner and his college band Challenge of the Future, who got back together once before for a benefit show honoring their fallen friend, have now recorded a hard-charging benefit single, "You Can't Call Off the Dog," live at the Wreckroom studio. It's scratchy, jittery art-punk with feverish vocals, and you can watch the performance above or purchase the song via Bandcamp. Zinner is joined in this good cause by bandmates Aaron Diskin, Mike Guy, Seth Prouty, and Simon Marcus.

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