Shadow Laughter is from Tampa and play terrifically mainline oi/streetpunk, with retro lyrics about being punks and skins. Similar musically and thematically with the New England fashion punk bands of twenty years ago, this is oddly refreshing in today’s largely anti-mohawk scene. The cover art by James Von Sinn, the singer of Rotten UK, is great, too. This is easily my favorite record of the issue, and is one of the best streetpunk 7”s I’ve heard in ages. Oddly sincere given how time-tested its tropes are, Shadow Laugher is anything but laughable. Get on board.
–Art Ettinger (Self-released, shadowlaughter.bandcamp.com)