BARSTOOL PREACHERS, THE: “Warchief” b/w “DLTDHYOTWO”: 7”

This is an advance single for their new LP Grazie Governo, and I thought it would be fairly straightforward, anthemic street punk, based on the cover art. Shame on me—the Barstool Preachers aren’t so simple. Instead of just pounding it out, these dudes from Brighton came off more subdued, subtle, and complex then I would have thought (“Warchief”), and then they brought in a thick river of ska and poppiness into their mix, which was an unexpected delight (“DLTDHYOTWO”). Moreover, press releases indicate these guys are consistently working for social justice causes, so musically and ideologically these guys have got my support. Comes on lozenge-blue vinyl! –The Lord Kveldulfr (Pirates Press)

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