VARIOUS ARTISTS: American Oi! Texas Edition: LP

Jan 30, 2019

Crowd Control Media is one of my favorite labels, as you can consistently count on them to release the best oi and streetpunk groups that they can get their hands on. This six-way split includes a few songs each from six current Texas oi bands, each of which is a ton of fun. Thug Boots, Drastic Actions, The Booked, Dog Company, Smärt Boyz, and No Resistance all display influences from both European oi and U.S. hardcore, which is common for stateside oi. There’s no cringe-worthy jingoism on display, just good-natured, anti-authority tracks to sing along to. This comp is strongly recommended, as is the rest of the Crowd Control Media catalog. –Art Ettinger (Crowd Control Media,