DOWN AND OUTS: Minneapolis: 7” EP

The title track is a nice bit of poppy punk. “Violence in the Streets” is a bit more oi-inflected with raspy vocals, single-note lead, and a chanty chorus. The winner here, though, is “Our Day Out,” a stunner in the Stiff Little Fingers mold. I’d be interested to hear what they’d manage to muster up for a full-length.

 –jimmy (www.ratpatrolrecs.com)