FIRECRACKER 500: Self-titled: LP

Nov 26, 2018

I will let you in on a secret. I will buy something completely unheard just because it is on Hostage Records. Their track record is impeccable. At first, I thought that I was a rarity but in the age of social media it has become apparent that there is a worldwide rabid fanbase for all things Hostage and I couldn’t be happier. Let’s talk Firecracker 500. All I had heard previous to this was their killer song “Saturated” on the Collateral Damage compilation. Their debut album takes off like rocket from the first note. The band is Hostage through and through—tough beach punk with heart. The songs reflect everyday issues through the prism that is the modern world. Musically, I feel like F-500 is definitely up to the task of filling that gaping hole left by the demise of Broken Bottles (RIP Jess). Add this band to the long list of bands on Hostage that I will continue to obsess about for the foreseeable future. –Ty Stranglehold (Hostage)