FOXYCONTIN: This Time You’re on Your Own: LP

Philadelphia’s Foxycontin finally release an LP, after playing poppy punk with a 1977 influence since 2003. They compare themselves to Stiff Little Fingers, which is fair given the similarity of song structure between the two groups. Quickly accessible, from the bouncy guitars to singalong choruses, there’s a lot to clutch onto, even on a first listen. Although the record is new, many of these songs have been perfected over lengthy time periods, which is evident by the anthem-leaning production. There’s a quiet sense of humor and self-deprecation under the surface as well, even though the members of Foxycontin are rightfully proud of themselves. –Art Ettinger (Sister Raygun, sisterraygunrecords.com)