On August 5, 2014 Hellcat Records dropped The Interrupters’ self tilted debut LP. Seeing as how this record has been in heavy rotation on my turntable ever since my pre-order arrived in the mail I’d say this review is long since overdue. Fronted by Aimee Interrupter (also known as Aimee Allen) who you might remember from the (Ron Paul Anthem) “Revolution”. The record is produced by Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong and I’m not sure if I could think of anyone better to produce such an album jam packed with ska-punk anthems other than the man who pretty much wrote the book on ska-punk anthems.

An album such as this is pretty much a godsend for any Punk Rock Libertarian. In fact this may just be the album you’ve been waiting for. With catchy, anthematic, rebellious hooks, loud guitars and at times angelic melodies with a constant message of liberty congealing this masterpiece of timeless wax.

The record kicks off like a molotov cocktail to the State with the opening track “Take Back the Power” and if you like what you hear the rest of the album is sure to not disappoint.  The 3rd track “Can’t Be Trusted” rags on every government agency from the FBI, CIA, to the TSA while dissing on the Patriot Act and the Police State.  I’d say that “Liberty” is sure to be another favorite track for our readers (I don’t think I need to explain why…).  Tim Armstrong joins the band on the track “Family” for some catchy back and forth vocals.  For me I think my absolute favorite tune on this record is “Easy on You” for no other reason than I’ve been in love with the melody ever since my first listen.

I give this record:  5 STARS


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Matt Bergman founded Punk Rock Libertarians in 2010. Formerly played guitar and sang in the Baltimore punk band "TENWATCH" and currently plays guitar and sings in "post freedom".