Star Fucking Hipsters– “Until We’re Dead”
released September 30th, 2008 on Fat Wreck Chords
Although this is an older album, I’ve been impressed enough with the newer effort of the Star Fucking Hipsters so this album is certainly worth a listen. “Zombie Christ” is fast with pounding drums and guitar work that answers the question of what it would sound like if Anti-Flag cross-bred with Less Than Jake. Closer to poppy punk than anything. “This Wal-Mart Life” continues the same feeling of poppy punk but with a definite NOFX influence in the bass/guitar set-up. The drum work on “Death Or Fight” is top-notch and has the urgency of a battle-cry as well as the influences from bands mentioned above. This is a very solid album from a solid band with solid songwriting as well. There’s tons of profanities but overall, this album is worth a spin. Try comparing it to their newest album to get an idea of how they’ve progressed/regressed.
Recommended Tracks: 10,11,12,13
RIYL: Anti-Flag, NOFX, Less Than Jake