Saturday, March 20, 2010

douglas shields and the x-factors /// beerhorse

Douglas Shields and the X-Factors have decided to release their debut album as a FREE DOWNLOAD and you kids know how much we love free shit here at JR. I'm also a big fan of DSXF, as they're some of the nicest, most genuine dudes I've ever met. 

The album is pure punk from beginning to end. Don't get me wrong when I say that, though. I don't mean it sounds like Screeching Weasel or Hot Water Music, cause it's got a little more depth than that shit. Country tinged, simple rompers, almost fringing on rockabilly at times, with mega thought provoking lyrics (tempted to say poetry) that are spit in your face by a singer that sounds like he could be the brooding genius sitting quietly in the back corner of your ENC1101 class who has just had enough and snapped like a fucking high E string and threw your entire universe out of tune.

I've seen a lot of punk bands come in and out of my home town (Gainesville) and these guys are one of the few that have mattered. Get the album.


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