DESPITE ALL THIS: It’s All Worth Fighting For: CD

Sep 07, 2010

More of the Woozley Farm/Sharpie Fumes Collective kids get together—Starla and Brad Religion and all the rest. Names I’ve read probably a dozen times from half a dozen different bands I’ve reviewed over the years—or at least it feels that way. It’s more scrappy, sing-a-long punk shot through with hope and tenacity and a stubborn unwillingness to give in. Like The Wild if they sloughed off the banjo and Americana leanings, or Shotwell if they had male and female vocals. Or maybe The New Dress if they veered a bit away from the solemnity. Good work, and heartfelt.

 –keith (Despite All This)