Friday, October 16, 2009

Star Fucking Hipsters Never Rest In Peace

Thanks to Choking Victim, Leftover Crack, and the newest of the C-Squat bands, Star Fucking Hipsters, we now have a bunch of baby anarchists with trust funds running around the streets of the Lower East Side brown bagging 40 ounces of malt liquor and who knows what else in their patchy backpacks. I forgive them though, especially Star Fucking Hipsters, for their dueling vocals between front woman Nico de Gaillo and guitarist Scott Sturgeon (aka Stza Crack); also for not overdoing it on those crusty shrieks because everybody needs a little melody, even if you’re the punkest thing on earth.

Their new album, Never Rest In Peace, jumps from fast-paced dirty punk songs to skank-worthy tunes, to bouncy pop-punk, while still sticking to their strong political lyrics. It begins with a speedy intro of thrash beats and transitions into “3,000 Miles Away,” which is a catchy song against brutality. “Star Fucking Hipsters Theme” will easily become a sing-along anthem at live shows with its chanting vocals and militant drumming. Though this album is short, I think it’s a perfect length for their energetic speedy tunes.

Though Never Rest In Peace is an enjoyable album and shows traces of Choking Victim and Leftover Crack, I wish Star Fucking Hipsters would try something different instead of their usual of beating up melodies with their crusty rock steady sound.

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