Panthers used to play aggressive post hardcore before their style morphed into a somewhat sober version of anthemic stoner rock. They released albums on both Troubleman and Vice Records. "Goblin City" is the lead track from their second record, The Trick (Vice, 2007).
Justin Chearno also played in Turing Machine, who recorded the first record produced by the DFA (Tim Goldsworthy and James Murphy). Through Murphy and Goldsworthy, he met DJ McNany (aka Run-Roc), who was the DFA studio intern at the time and later Chearno's roommate. Chearno kept close ties to DFA and through them befriended the members of Holy Ghost! When the new Panthers record came out, the band was asked by Vice to get some friends to remix a song for the Scion remix series. Chearno sent the record to Holy Ghost! who requested to work on "Goblin City." They then delivered one of the most relentlessly snappy disco dubs in quite some time. Panthers also asked Run-Roc to do a mix of the song and he came up with an excellent old school acid house version.
This single is a true DFA family affair, bringing together good friends, musicians, and creative allies from the past and for the future. Family reunions are not supposed to be this much fun.