CAPITALIST KIDS, THE / TIGHT BROS: Split: 7”

Jun 13, 2014

The Capitalist Kids are one of Austin’s most consistent pop punk bands. They have been dishing out their Mr. T Experience-influenced jams for years, using the same formula of witty, sometimes mildly political melodic punk tunes to get their message across, and they do it really well. Their side of this split features three songs, including a cover of a Bee Gees song. The Tight Bros side of this record is very heavily Marked Men influenced—almost too much so. Their three songs are good in that Dirtnap Records kind of way, but they just come off as being a little too derivative. While the Capitalist Kids side perfectly shows an influence without imitating it, the Tight Bros could learn a thing or two from them. 

 –Mark Twistworthy (Toxic Pop)

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