RIYL: X-Ray Spex, Sheer Mag, Cheena
Label: Sub Pop
In a 2008 interview, Ian MacKaye wagered that if you choose to engage in any form of expression, whatever you do isÂ a political act. Â Rhode Island’s blatantlyÂ political, pissed off and unclassifiable Downtown Boys are theÂ new faces of opposition in 2017, and like MacKaye, are aware that regardless of your lyrical content or the volume of your amps, you are either promoting the systems of power currently in place or you are raging against them.
Lucky for us, Downtown Boys also know how to write a f-ing tuneÂ and, regardless of your political leanings, they’re gonna smash perfectly into your eardrums and get your heads banging in perfect harmony. Â Check out two of the tracks below and preorder a copy of the ‘Loser Edition’ vinyl variant after the ‘buy’ link.
All customers who pre-order the LP version of Cost of Living will receive the album on Loser Edition âMarbled Goldâ colored vinyl, while supplies last (available until you read right here that itâs no longer in stock!).
Customers will be given access to stream the full album up to one (1) month before release date from your SubPop.com account, with your pre-order of the album on any format.
All pre-orders will also receive any and all pre-release track downloads in advance of the album release as they are made public, which will be available from your SubPop.com account as they become available.
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