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Stick Figure Suicide, the long running punk outfit from the city of brotherly love, have released an 11-track album that takes the punk sounds of the left coast and puts them into an east coast swing. While SFS have been doing just that for a number of years, it somehow seems fresh and new. Maybe it can be attributed to the deluge of bad punk in the mainstream, but whatever the case, Stick Figure Suicide put harmony and melody right alongside fast rhythms and catchy shouting singalongs, just like they always have, and even add a Dag Nasty cover ("Sound for Sound") in for good measure. Nowadays, it just seems that more people are listening, and for this Philadelphia based punk clan, whose honesty speaks as much volume as its guitars, it's definitely a good thing.
- Mike SOS