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San Francisco, CA’s Scraper return with second full-length of pure punk rock negativity that’s sure to get your legs shaking and your beer drinking.
Sounding a little like TSOL on their first EP and the early What Records? catalog with a flair for Greg Ginn-y guitar flourishes, Misery nods to a classic sound without sounding dated. Angst-ridden, yet catchy, memorable, riffs slice through nasty, plodding rhythms, setting up a perfect backdrop for tales about the frustration of watching your home city succumb to IT hipster yuppies as everything you once loved becomes plastic and empty. Songs like “Animal,” “Clones” and “Rodent” nod to The Humpers’ rock’n‘roll, while “Rats in the House,” “Under My Tongue” and “Panic” share a common anger with more recent bands like Nuclear Santa Claust and Girl Tears. It’s punk rock excellence that doesn’t give a crap if you like it or not.
Looking for that perfect album for your next punk party? Get it right here. And don’t forget the twelve pack.
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