Shit Outta Luck
Family Tradition

Where as the release from label mates Get Back Up was a more uplifting form of contemporary hardcore, Milwaukee’s Shitt Outta Luck is their drunk, nasty, pissed of and dirtier older brother…

With members of Wings of Scarlet and Die Alone in their ranks, Shit Outta Luck deliver a grimier, more punk and booze fueled take on hardcore, that rather than blaze and gallops with honesty and positivism, more staggers, sways and slurs its way through 7 tracks and 30 minutes of groovier, grittier punk rock that comes across as the foul breathed drunk guy in the dive bar that hits on your girlfriend.

Vocalist Shawn Love has an earthy, almost stoner rock voice a la Clutch or even Motorhead and the guitars are bluesier and sludgier than your typical hardcore. The songs themselves are certainly not your standard hardcore fare about brotherhood and unity but tell tales of smoke filled bars, fights and loose women as tracks like “Indiana Wisconsin”, “Anchors Down”, “Drink Up the Rent” and awesome, rant filled “Friday Night Fights” (“Get Outta my way Frat boy!”) are blustery, anti straight edge numbers of burly, groovy rock with a dash of hardcore. Then slow burning tracks like “She’ll Pull You Down”, and “Drunk Ta hell” are the sound track to the end of the night, last call, bile in your mouth, stagger home and pass out in the yard moments.

While having typical hardcore appeal, Shit Outta Luck may have some appeal to fans of Clutch, Down and Black Label Society and such as they are not a typical hardcore band but more of a burly soundtrack to any Friday night in any no name Midwest town with a smoke filled rock/biker bar with cheap beer, cheap women and a stage protected by Chicken wire.

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Written by Erik T
March 21st, 2008

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