DOWNTOWN STRUTS: Victory: 7”

May 30, 2014

Following an EP, single, and album, the A-side track, “Victory,” is easily the best song these guys have done. Most of their previous output was too soft for my taste; decent songs but not enough balls, not enough punch. “Victory” has the catchy melodies these guys obviously have the skill to write, but sounds much more urgent in its delivery. The obvious reference point here is Smalltown, another good band that gets too soft at times. The B-side isn’t quite as good, but still captures that same raw, urgent quality. A solid pickup. 

 –Chad Williams (Pirates Press, piratespressrecords.com)

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