Monday, October 10, 2016

MUSIC FIX OF THE DAY: Antagonizers ATL "Working Class Street Punk"

OCTOBER 10, 2016

"Working Class Street Punk"
Longshot Music / Pirates Press
Released: May 6, 2016

The Antagonizers Atl are a one of the strongest punk bands in the USA right now. I love how their sound takes influences like Blanks77, Mad Parade, Infa Riot, early Social Distortion, Electric Frankenstein and Gang Green and varies the levels of each of those influences to make each song sound distinct and able to stand on its own merit, rather than sound like a copy. I'll tell you they remind me of Subterfuge too. If you know that band, then you probably already own this Antagonzers Atl LP! 

Snotty like Blanks.
Melodic and driving like Mad Parade.
Street smart and ready for a fight like Infa Riot.
Just enough guitar driven rock influence like SxDx.
Straight forward and motivating like Electric Frankenstein. 
Ferocious and ripping like Gang Green when necessary.

Check out the video for the song "Dead to Us":

This isn't the first time I've told you about Antagonizers ATL. Check their split with DDC:

A Side
1. Pressure
2. Standing By
3. This Song’s For You
4. Hold Your Ground
5. Bad Situation

Side B
1. Dead To Us
2. Just My Luck
3. Everywhere I Go
4. Back In The Day
5. We’re Not Stopping Now

Check out the video for "Hold Your Ground"

There is also a bit of CH3, Stiff Little Fingers and of course Wretched Ones flowing through their veins. Antagonizers even cover the mighty Wretched Ones "We're Not Stopping Now". The Wretched Ones having an obvious place in my heart. I actually came out of show booking retirement years ago to book the Wretched Ones, aka I was willing to pay the band out of my pocket in case we didn't make the door. Antagonizers recognize Wretched Ones importance.

Looking forward to continued music from Antagonizers Atl. A great band in their own right.

in one's own right

phrase of right
  1. 1.
    as a result of one's own claims, qualifications, or efforts, rather than an association with someone else.
    "he was already established as a poet in his own right"

100pcs. - 12" Black Vinyl (Promo version)
300pcs. - 12" Black & Blood Red Half-n-Half Vinyl (Distro version)
100pcs. - 12" Black & Blood Red Half-n-Half w/ White Splatter Vinyl (PPR Mailorder version)

Frank FOE

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