MALL’D TO DEATH: Can’t Make a Living: CD

Nov 30, 2010

This is one of those instances where I hope that reviews actually do help sell records, because Can’t Make a Living is great and it’d be a total shame if it slipped under the radar. Take the playfulness of The Invalids and the simple melodies of early Off With Their Heads and you’re on the right track. Ten songs of way-simple punk stuff with just a smidge of ska here and there, a vocalist who couldn’t sing his way out of a paper bag, topical lyrics (war profiteering, illegal downloading, even an homage to J Church! Yes!), and a crashing, resounding sense of fun threaded throughout. One of those bands that defy description to me—they’re just punk, you know? Super awesome and totally worth your time.

 –keith (Geykido Comet)