SWEET EMPIRE: The Season Needs Torches: CD

Somehow I lucked out and pulled a slew of politically astute poppy punk/hardcore releases out of the bins, and this is one of ‘em—Warped Tour-ready tuneage married to lyrics addressing racism, abortion, Emma Goldman, and so on. Nice to hear the Blink/Sum generation is finally catching on that things are a bit more dire than an inability to refrain from farting, but I still ain’t too hip on listening to them play.

 –jimmy (Shield)