Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Album Review: Out Utero

Title:  Out Utero (BandCamp)
Artist:  Lipstick Homicide (Official, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, ReverbNation, BandCamp, Last.fm)

Lipstick Homicide’s latest effort, their sophomore full-length Out Utero is a blast of raw pop punk goodness.  The energy of this band is infectious and is driven by the youthful, dual lead vocals of bassist Rachel Feldmann and guitarist Kate Kane.  Lyrically, the record deals with the usual pop punk topics of love, life, and relationships, in a way that is incredibly fun and relatable.  What makes this album, and this band, so great is its pure and authentic intensity.  Sure pop punk is a well-worn path for a band to take, but Lipstick Homicide does it in such a way that it sounds completely untainted by things like commercialism and cynicism.  Had this band been around 20 years ago, Out Utero would have fit perfectly in the Lookout or Dr. Strange Records’ catalogs.  This record is a must for fans of pop punk (especially if you liked the band Tilt).  

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