Is this pop folk punk? Is that actually something? If it is actually something—and I kind of hope it isn’t—then this is it. Don’t get me wrong, I really like this. Not only is it really catchy, but its politics are right on the mark with mine. It seems like writing political lyrics have become a lost art in this day and age, (you know, with the amount of stupid fucking bands who are trying to say something relevant about politics) you have to possess a certain finesse that allows you to speak to people without it seeming like you’re speaking at them, but still maintaining that edge that says you’re trying to get a message across. Upshit Creek pull it off; they’ve got their heart in the right place, and, of course, it’s total DIY no-staple-in-the-booklet-core. This 7” kinda reminds me of TBIAPB’s Black Panther Party 7”.
–Daryl Gussin (Self-released: [email protected])