Monday, July 29, 2013

Rumspringer - Stay Afloat LP - Red Vinyl (/113)

Dirtcult (2013)

Yes, I'm going to say it again. And again. And probably again. What a year 2013 is for amazing records. Case in point is the latest from Rumspringer, a band that I have been following since they first started putting out 10"s & 7"S on Traffic Street records a few years ago. I've watched them grow from a really promising new band to one of my current, most reliable favorites. Seldom have they let me down and Stay Afloat is no exception.

The band manages to to hit all of those calling cards from the 90's that made me love punk rock to begin with. I hear a little Crimpshrine here, a guitar trick that reminds me of bands like Walker there, but it never sounds dated or ripped off. Multiple vocalists help to keep things dynamic; but it's the energy and the sing along choruses that keep me coming back over and over. Of all the bands that I try to get my friends to check out, Rumspringer is the one that has been the biggest hit with them and Stay Afloat is their best release yet. My top 10 is getting awful crowded already and it's not even August yet.

The first 113 copies sold through the Dirtcult website were available on red vinyl. There was also an exclusive color for Drunken Sailor records out of England, but that's tomorrow's picture.

Rumspringer - Stay Afloat:

1 comment:

  1. I never said so back then, but I thought ET didn't quite live up to the 10" and other early stuff.
    This album though, I think, is the best thing they've ever released.