Debt Neglector – ‘The Kids Are Pissed’

Release Date:

  • October 26, 2018

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Location:

  • Orlando, Florida

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Alex Goldfarb
  • Chris Pfister
  • Zach Anderson
  • Matt Burns

Favorite Tracks: Go Fund Yourself, R.P.F.O and The Kids Are Pissed

Sounds Like: The Shell Corp, Propagandhi, and Reagan Youth


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There’s no doubt that Donald Trump is the worst president this country has ever witnessed. From his racism and sexist ideals. To his promotion of the rich and powerful to his cabinet and the Supreme Court. To his social views and extreme world views. It seems since Obama left office. The US has become the laughing stock of the world.
One great thing has emerged since, the punk scene has responded and will not back down. You might say political punk never left, but I think maybe it was a little less angry for awhile there. Just look at the amazing bands writing songs about this country and it’s so called., “Leader”.

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Here in Denver we have Cheap Perfume, Rotten Reputation, The Windermeres, The Unaccepted, and so many more, too many to name. This leads me to introduce Florida punks, Debt Neglector. This band is pissed off and their new EP is should join the ranks of other major political bands like, Bad Religion, Propaghandi and The Shell Corporation. So let’s get into the “Kids Are Pissed”.
The first track up is, “Scared Of The U.S.”. This track is politically charged and sets the scene for the rest of the EP. The lyrics will rope in right away. The drums and vocals are amazing on this one. The song talks of the country repeating the same mistakes over and over again.

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“It’s a shame and we’re to blame, whole goddamn world is scared of U.S. It’s not a game, we feel the same, Whole goddamn world is scared, We’re so scared of U.S.”
“Go Fund Yourself”, is up next. This is more a power punk anthem. Basically it’s telling the government to “Go Fund Yourself” and “Go Fuck Yourselves”. We get some catchy lyrics, with a wicked bass line. The screaming really adds to the song! This is by far my favorite on the record. In fact buy the vinyl for this one alone!

“Wrong Side”, comes in next with an anthem like chorus. You will be singing along quickly. This is followed up, by another personal favorite, “New White Roses”. There’s a great little guitar intro before the main beat kicks in. This song brings me back to my original point. If Donald Trump has done anything good for this country, its bring more and more political activists into the fold. People who are sick and tired, and now ready to stand with fist in air.

“R.P.F.O”, is up next and this one really hit my heart. It’s about the administration’s policy of immigrants to this country. How many domestic violence calls go unmade, because an immigrant is afraid to call the police? How many have died from simple colds and flus, because they were too afraid to seek medical assistance? This is NOT ok with me. This country was founded on the backs of immigrants and now we stop them for papers like the Nazis? Fuck that I say.

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Now sadly we are nearing the last track. “The Kids Are Pissed”. The song tells nothing, but the truth about the American political system and now the kids pissed off and ready to overthrow. The lines are catchy, and this song is extremely powerful. The combination of all creates this massive power sure to get you out into the streets.

“Make way, get out, cause they’ve had enough, Make way, Fuck off, Cause they’ve been through enough, Make way, Grow Up, cause they’ve had enough”.
It’s time to wrap this review up. Debt Neglector has joined the ranks of my personal favorite politically charged punk bands. With deep and powerful lyrics, anthem like and charged music. There is pure raw emotion in every song. So pick it up on 10/25/2018 here, http://debtneglector.com/.

Tracks:

  1. Scared Of U.S.
  2. Go Fund Yourself
  3. Wrong Side
  4. New White Roses
  5. R.P.F.O
  6. The Kids Are Pissed


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The Scutches – ‘Negatory’

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Release date:

  • June 1, 2018                 

 

Format:

 

Label:

 

Location:

  • United States

 

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Vincenzo – Guitar/Vocals
  • Tyler Samz – Bass/Vocals
  • Sally Mandosa – Drums/Vocals

 

Favorite Tracks

 

  • Down The Drain

 

  • Worth Enough

 

  • Let It Last

 

  • One True Crutch

 

Sounds Like

  • The Queers, Off The Mark, The Ramones, Aimless Again, and the Livermores

 

We have been crazy busy here in the last few months at CPRA! We’re rebuilding our website, starting to get limited merch orders out the door, and getting back to our infamous, Album Reviews! Ok so maybe our reviews are not so infamous, haha.

Do you ever get so busy with life you forget to look for the little things in life that make you happy? Well that was me during this crazy time at CPRA. I just so happened to noticed the Scutches dropped their new LP, “Negatory” back on June 1, 2018. So please forgive if this review is a bit late to the party. Let’s check it out!

 

The LP starts out with that familiar Scutches sound, with “Worth Enough”. This one is drum and riff heavy, yet catchy. It talks of self worth and the struggles of raising a family. Next up is, “One True Crutch”. The drums are killer on this one.  This is my favorite on the LP! We all have that one true crutch to lean on when we really need them.

 

The next track up is, “Down The Drain”. The riffs on this one are strong. Yet another catch sing long in store for the listener. It seems like the song writer is struggling on the inside with a past love. Next up on the track list is “Party Girl”. I feel like anyone can relate to this song. Vincenzo’s guitar is really the stand out on this track.

“Party girl you will learn soon enough

in that your actions hold a pace and you won’t keep up

your days foreshadows your grave

and you do even notice em

party girl I hope you learn”

“Let It Last”, is up next on the list. This one has very west coast pop punk sound. There’s some kick ass guitar and drums on this song! Up next is, “Bring Me Your Love”. The one seems a bit faster than what we normally get from the Scutches and I love it! This one sounds like it’s straight off The Queers album, Punk Rock Confidential.  

The last, but probably my second favorite song is, “Goodbye”. This is a beautifully well written love song and the perfect ending to a great LP. Overall, “Negatory”, builds the Scutches already well established list of great albums. It almost seems like they are always on that cusp of hitting the pops, and it won’t surprise me if this is the album that gets them there. You can pick up the new LP here, https://somethingtodorecords.bandcamp.com/album/negatory . Want another review? Be sure check out our thoughts on their last album, “Glass House”.

Tracks: (Per Bandcamp)

  1. Worth Enough 02:18
  2. One True Crutch 01:49
  3. Down The Drain 02:28
  4. Party Girl 02:14
  5. Let It Last 02:24
  6. Bring Me Your Love 01:4
  7. Goodbye 03:23

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Nerdlinger – “Happy Place”

Nerdlinger – “Happy Place”

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Release date: July 13th 2018

Format: Digital, physical, and colored vinyl

Distro for North America: Thousand Islands Records  

Label: Pee Records

Location: Sydney/Wollongong

Current Lineup: Per Facebook

  • Scotty McNairn – Vox/Bass
  • Timothy Bulmer – Vox/Guitar
  • Michael Cannings – Drums
  • Daniel Antix – Guitar

Favorite Tracks: Contagious, Can Yu Forgive Me?, The Ballad Of Rod Lightning, Fat Gav, German Wings, Song Of The Damned

Sounds Like: NOFX, Rancid, 10ft Pole, Strung Out, Unwritten Law, and Bad Religion


CPRA 2018 Album Of The Year Nominee? Yeah it’s that good. 

How many albums can you say you loved from back to front? If you’re like me. You probably only have 5-10 favorite of all time albums. The Clash, “London Calling” takes the number 1 for me. I get laughed at for that one, but in true Joe Strummer style I give zero fucks. Why bring this up when it comes to Nerdlinger’s, “Happy Place”?

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Personally Nerdlinger is brand new to me. So this is coming from a virgin listener. So when I started up “Happy Place”. I started to quickly fall in love with the band.  One of my favorite songs on the album is, ‘Contagious’. This fast paced song has some great lyrics, awesome riffs, and drums. I’ve played this probably 100 times now. It defines our definition of  “Break Up Punk” to a T.

‘Can Yu Forgive Me?’, continues this blast of punk in your face. Again amazing fucking vocals! I really like the writing on this one.

“You can’t escape it
It’s your quality of life
Share the champagne
Dance to Mac the Knife
Thankfully it’s
Only blood not wine”

‘The Ballad Of Rod Lightning’, slows it down a little. I really like the track placement as well. Yeah it slows it down a bit, but the progression quickly comes back with a blast.

 

‘Sails’, has some catchy lyrics sure to have you dancing in your car. This song I feel is about not apologizing for being you. ‘Underrated’ slows the record down, but with more of a ballad type song. The drums and lyrics again take the high road. ‘Fat Gav’, probably my favorite on the album brings the speed to continue this kick ass record. The trumpet like ska-punk sound just adds that last amount of brilliance. I love the sound of the lead singer inhaling before the song starts.

‘Sunny Day’, I love the opening of the song leading into a full on crescendo. The song has somewhat of a dark undertone. It speaks of mental illness and depression, yet also the light a sunny day brings. ‘German Wings’, is another favorite of mine. Per  vocalist, Scott McNairn, “Basically it’s a song about Germanwings Flight 9525 which was intentionally crashed into the French Alps by co-pilot Andreas Lubitz. He locked the pilot out of the cockpit when we went to the can…

I couldn’t understand what could make a person want to do something like that, so the lyrics are me trying to understand what was going on in the guys life that would compel him to do something so horrific. For instance, “I’ve packed my bags and put the kids in the van, you’ll never see them again, I’m optimistic you’ll crash and burn in hell some day” I imagined was the last conversation with his ex wife (fiction, I’m not sure he had a wife but just trying to figure it out) with ‘You’re God damn right” being his thoughts back to her.

Either Way, your Fucked is about the passengers, 3 of which were from USA. There’s no escaping a situation like that and I just pictured them picturing their home in the final minutes.There’s also two samples from the Black Box recorder, the first one is in the break during the second verse, turn the volume up if you want chills down your spine, it’s the pilot banging on the door pleading to be let back into the cockpit, the second one is at the end with the beeping ‘Pull Up’ is the guidance system and the fuzz is the plane exploding. ”

‘I’ve Taken Five’, another great track right here. This song is basically about taking five from the shit you’re going through. The riffs and drums again are the highlight, yet the vocals are just perfect. ‘Miyajima Cockroaches’, are people done yet doing horrifying things to each other in the name of their so called, “God”. Another great politically charged song.

‘Song Of The Damned’, I love the lyrics on this one. They are catchy, heartwarming and kick some serious ass. “I demand a re-write of my life”. Hey Punk Tacos play this one! I doubt Iheart will read this since their too busy compiling their AI generated playlists.

‘Milk’, is just a fun little song. Sure to become an epic song of all time.

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‘Superficial’, ends this amazing record. It continues the blistering pop punk sound they’ve perfected so far.

Let me make this a wrap. “Happy Place” is now added to my list of favorite all time records.  Overall Nerdlinger has crafted an album full of anger,  animosity, helping the masses find their Happy Place. I’m definitely throwing this one into the box for a nomination for the CPRA Album Of The Year! Seriously pick this one up on a colored vinyl!

 

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdlinger.punkrock/

Bandcamp: https://nerdlinger.bandcamp.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nerdlingerpunk/