I was actually about to buy this album when the fine folks at Razorcake sent it my way, and boy was I glad. This EP is pretty solid. Definitely for fans of Midwestern punk in the vein of Lawrence Arms (the singer of the Falcons is actually in the Lawrence Arms). This CD was a true DIY effort in that the five great-sounding songs were recorded for free in various living rooms, band practice spaces, and the infamous Atlas Studios where bands like Alkaline Trio, East Arcadia, and Lawrence Arms have recorded past albums. Red Scare has had only two releases since its recent inception and so far it’s a damn good track record of pop-infused punk. I can’t wait to see what’s next.
–mrz (Red Scare)