FLAG OF DEMOCRACY: FODworld: CS

Flag Of Democracy are a catchy skate-core band who’ve been ripping it in Philly since the early ’80s. This is a reissue of an album from 2001, and as a first-time listener, it feels like a great point of entry to this long-running band. It’s fast, with clear vocals and fun, sloppy, crashing, energy—more Recess/No Idea than Fat Wreck. The tape version even comes with an unreleased live recording on the flipside, so what are you waiting for? Hop on and crank it up. –Chris Terry (SRA, srarecords.com)