The Capitalist Kids
They're back! "Brand Damage" is the new LP from Austin, Taxas' Capitalist Kids (their 5th album) and it continues in the vein of classic-era Lookout Records punk rock with a clear love of The Mr. T Experience and early Green Day shining through. But not in the form of mimikry or "God, I've heard this a million times before". The Capitalsit Kids are genuinely a good few strides ahead of the pack. Aside from the music, what sets the band apart is Jeff's lyrics. They are keenly observed, wry, sarcastic, optimistic, angry and tender (often all at the same time). Pop punk love songs sit comfortably alongside sardonic political songs as you race through the 14 tracks on offer.