Cost of Living
For its third release, New Jersey political punkers Downtown Boys return sounding more polished and confrontational than ever. Working with producer Guy Picciotto (Fugazi) to take its sound to the next level, the band thunders and rumbles with such energy it should make any listener want to take to the streets in protest to bring on the revolution while simultaneously instigating a dance party. The band hits again and again with songs that are fiery and intense, while the sound remains loving and compassionate. On Cost Of Living, Downtown Boys may be frustrated and pissed off, but it is never hateful or bitter.