On the bright side, the Echo Friendly don't need to look far for inspiration. Members Jake Rabinbach and Shannon Esper are an "off-and-on couple," according to a press release, and the tension borne of that situation fuels their impassioned guitar rock. Last year, the Brooklyn duo landed the tune 'Same Mistakes' on an episode of 'Girls,' and now, they're back with the excellent new single 'Panic.' Give it a listen below.

'Panic' precedes a debut full-length due out this spring, and next month, the Echo Friendly will preview their new material via a three-date residency -- Jan. 11, 18 and 25 -- at Brooklyn's Coco 66.