TAXPAYERS, THE: A Rhythm in the Cages: CD

Folk punk has gotten out of hand lately. What once was a rare and unique thing has become the cringe-worthy genre that every band now feels obligated to go into at least once per record. Yes, it’s the ‘00s version of ska. So, yeah, The Taxpayers are a folk punk band, but they have an energy about them that makes them strange and that works for me. I say give this record a try. It’s free over at quoteunquoterecords.com. That’s the spirit.

 –Bryan Static (Useless State, useless-state.com)