Sunday, December 07, 2014

Album Review: ‘Red Scare Industries: 10 Years Of Your Dumb Bullshit’ by Various Artists

Title:  Red Scare Industries: 10 Years Of Your Dumb Bullshit (Official, Amazon, iTunes, Interpunk)
Artist:  Various

Red Scare Industries is one of the best record labels in punk rock today.  This label has given us the likes of Teenage Bottlerocket, The Copyrights, The Menzingers, Masked Intruder, and The Sidekicks just to name a few.  10 Years Of Your Dumb Bullshit is a collection of new songs from some of this label’s best acts past and present.  Included herein are tracks from Teenage Bottlerocket, The Copyright, The Falcon, Masked Intruder, Elway, Direct Hit!, The Methadones, Druglords of the Avenues, The Sidekicks, and Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds.  One of the record’s standout moments is Nothington’s brilliant “So It Is,” a song that showcases that Red Scare isn’t just a pop punk label.  In a lot of ways I see Red Scare as a modern-day Lookout Records.  Both labels were known for classic pop punk bands and albums but both have put out records from across the punk spectrum and that is what made Lookout so legendary and makes Red Scare such a tour de force.  From top to bottom, this is a stellar collection of songs that showcases how freaking great Red Scare Industries is as a label.   

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