Music Reviews

Strike Anywhere

Change is a Sound

Jade Tree

Strike Anywhere’s socio-political hardcore is definitely not a new musical recipe, but their talent and songsmanship set them apart from the vast majority of bands of this ilk. These songs are flat-out catchy without being overtly poppy. Thomas Barnett’s vocals are some of the best I’ve heard – raspy, melodic, even in key. The drumming sometimes veers into off-balance breakbeats which grab your ear before you’re pulled back into the flow of the song, ready for more. I imagine these guys whip up quite a singalong frenzy given the right crowd and a hardcore dance floor. You can catch Strike Anywhere on the Plea For Peace tour this summer with Hot Water Music, Alkaline Trio, and a number of other bands.

Jade Tree Records, 2310 Kennwynn Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810; http://www.jadetree.com • Strike Anywhere, 521 W. 21st St., Richmond, VA 23225; http://www.strikeanywhere.org


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