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If there's one thing we're all familiar with, it's the sentiment that intimate and personal lyricism is a huge part of the music we love to listen to on this website. Chicago-based indie-punk act The Downtown Struts may be an unfamiliar name for most, but their new EP Hope You're Dope, out November 18 via Pirates Press Records, is worth keeping an eye on because of the starkly blunt nature of its content. Frontman Dan Cooper chronicles his battles with bipolar disorder throughout the EP's four tracks, and it makes for a riveting listen because it's rare to see artists open up about such sensitive topics in such big ways. Stream the song "Abused" in the replies, and if you like what you...
Thomas Nassiff on 11/11/14 - 08:09 AM
Read our interview with The Downtown Struts here.
In This InterviewI can't tell if I answered this question really well or took a huge shit on it.
Christian Wagner on 08/15/12 - 06:30 AM
Today we're premiering the 3D music video for The Downtown Struts' single "Lost In America." The Americana punk rockers have been making quite a name for themselves recently touring with icons such as Face To Face and The Bouncing Souls. Head to the replies to watch the video and read my interview I did with the band recently here. You can pick up a free pair of Downtown Struts 3D Glasses from Pirates Press Records here.
Christian Wagner on 08/09/12 - 09:03 AM
Allow me to whet your appetite with a pleasant surprise of punk rock that consists of two songs from The Downtown Struts' new album, Victoria! It sounds a lot like site favorites in The Menzingers, in which both have an excellent ability to mix great melodies with gritty vocals and add a certain pop sensibility to it. Head to the band's AP.net profile to listen to "Back To N.Y." and "Tim" and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 05/13/12 - 10:43 PM
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