Album Reviews

Debt Neglector - Atomicland
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 20:40
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Florida’s Debt Neglector deals in highly contagious slabs of punk rock that form one helluva smooth ride straight to Atomicland. Spread out over twelve songs, this is half an hour worth of music that will considerably brighten up your day, week, month and… fuck it, year.


They might be a relatively new band, but you probably know frontman Alex Goldfarb from his days in New Mexican Disaster Squad or No Friends. And if at some point during “Atomicland” you have to think of Gatorface… well, that’s no coincidence either.


The best thing about Debt Neglector is their drive, this incredible sense of urgency that borders on the manic. Yet they always manage to reserve enough space for big, shiny hooks and vocal harmonies that stand in shrill contrast to the lyrics, which deal with anxiety, depression, abuse and paranoia.


Basically, “Atomicland” has a little bit of everything for everyone. Aggression vs. melody. Darker lyrical content vs. upbeat tracks. It’s all present and accounted for on “Atomicland” and it makes this band one of this year’s favorite newcomers


Track listing:

  1. Atomicland
  2. Gift Shop
  3. On The Brink
  4. Modern Red Scare Blues
  5. Phantom Limbs
  6. Thoughts And Prayers
  7. Extended Checkout
  8. Ringer
  9. Gimme Relief
  10. Half Man Half Couch
  11. Get A Clue
  12. Sorry To Say
Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.