OVER STARS AND GUTTERS: Consider This Your Curse: CD

To describe this in very (over)generalized terms, Over Stars And Gutters have a sound that is pretty familiar: throaty vocals bellowing over tough-sounding punk anthems with a bit of a pop influence. It seemed that I had heard such fare many times previously, but Over Stars And Gutters didn’t really sound rehashed or clichéd in any way, and I liked this record more and more with every listen. There’s something infectious about this band’s muscular sound and melancholy outlook that kept me coming back, kind of like the bitter pleasure of picking a scab and making it bleed all over again.

 –Eric Carlson (Self-released, myspace.com/overstarsandgutters)