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Star Fucking Hipsters

Never Rest in Peace


December 3rd, 2009 · post by Lucas · Make a comment

So its the latest offering from Stza and co. Which runs very much along similar territory to previous efforts. The welcome addition with the Star Fuckin Hipsters (SFH) project was the addition of female vocals – something distinctly lacking in bands no matter what genre you look at – but this aspect seems a bit underused on this record compared to the first self titled one.

Anyone familiar with the origins and history of how this band came about will know the kind of sound to expect. Dirty buzzing guitars, pretty sloppy (but in a good way!) playing, drums by the numbers and sweet basslines on the more chilled out ska parts of the tunes. Being a fan of all of Stza’s musical ventures as a main songwriter and protagonist (most notably: choking victim, leftover crack and SFH), I always look forward to hearing something new from this camp. Unfortunately, there just really weren’t enough stand out points to give this latest effort too much praise. On other records, some really catchy tunes and potent lyrics moulded a generally messy sound into something amazing that obviously had a big influence on the musical tastes and attitudes of many punks getting to grips with a different way of thinking about the world and looking for something honest and raw in a scene that needed it. But now, instant sing-along classics such as ‘atheist anthem’ or ‘500 channels’ seem a long way away and i would really struggle to even pick a stand out track. Which sucks really ’cause I was looking forward adding some more songs to the NYC archive. Maybe more diehard fans of the band and the genre will still get something out of this but i don’t think it will really be seeing too much play from me in the future.

I know its a bit unfair to compare SFH with the bands before them because they aren’t the same band. Different times, different members but being honest, they are pretty much the same aren’t they? So why not stick on mediocre generica. Go on, do it! It’s brilliant!….oh, you still wanna put this on instead….ya know, just to give it a listen…..fair enough. That’s exactly what i did.

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