I cannot say enough about how much this band has meant to me since I first heard 1998’s Five Lessons Learned as a junior in high school. Swingin’ Utters have always represented a raw, unapologetic mix of worlds: salty drunks and dignified poets, a working class band with leather jacket-sporting teenage hearts and minds. It has been nearly twenty years since the release of Swingin’ Utters’ fantastic debut, The Streets of San Francisco, and they are still among punk’s finest songwriting teams. Guitarist Darius Koski and frontman Johnny “Peebucks” Bonnel have, once again, teamed with One Many Army leader Jack Dalrymple, longtime drummer Greg McEntee, and bassist Miles Peck to produce a punk rock, pub rock, folk punk gem of an album. Long live the Utter Army!
–John Mule (Fat )