Cost Of Living (LP)


Downtown Boys

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Bilingual hardcore punk group Downtown Boys bring their righteous fury to Sub Pop for their 2nd LP. For the self-described “serious band from Providence,” who have fostered their confrontational reputation through their uncompromising live act, they also know how to make music that is absolutely life-affirming and, well, downright fun. The jump to Sub Pop marks a noticeable increase in production quality (the man behind the boards this time around is Guy Picciotto of Fugazi fame), yet their sound largely remains the same: power chords, propulsive drum work, vocals that dare you to ignore them, and plenty of glorious saxophone. Far from the Kenny G softness the instrument tends to evoke, the sax can be a chaotic and cacophonous device when used correctly, demanding your attention and subverting notions of subtlety or conventionality. Downtown Boys are much the same way and Cost Of Living is nothing short of a bold statement of purpose from a band who exude nothing but purpose. An electrifying listen.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
A Wall
Downtown Boys 04:03
2.
I'm Enough (I Want More)
Downtown Boys 03:02
3.
Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)
Downtown Boys 03:24
4.
Promissory Note
Downtown Boys 03:40
5.
Because You
Downtown Boys 03:27
6.
Violent Complicity
Downtown Boys 03:16


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
It Can't Wait
Downtown Boys 01:59
2.
Tonta
Downtown Boys 01:53
3.
Heroes (Interlude)
Downtown Boys 00:51
4.
Lips That Bite
Downtown Boys 04:05
5.
Clara Rancia
Downtown Boys 03:34
6.
Bulletproof (Outro)
Downtown Boys 01:08

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