Here, Under Protest (Vinyl) - Swingin' Utters
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Please note: This item is vinyl (either album or single) and is NOT compact disc (CD) format.
In early 2010, to the delight of fans, the UTTERS ended a 7 year drought by entering the studio and recording a brand new full-length record titled 'Here, Under Protest'. After initially laying down the tracks, numerous factors including a relentless tour itinerary throughout 2010, studio scheduling conflicts, a bout of perfectionism, etc, combined to create an expectation level of Chinese Democracy-like proportions. The good news is, unlike the inevitable and colossal letdown of Chinese Democracy (even you would have to agree, Axl), this story actually has a happy ending. Comprised of 14 tracks 'Here, Under Protest' drips with the signature punk revival/country/Irish folk sound that has sustained SWINGIN' UTTERS as one of the most successful independent punk bands of their time. As always the song structures on each track reflect the UTTERS' advanced degree of musicianship through a fabric of clever guitar work, well timed hooks, and captivatingly interwoven vocal melodies. Of course, all of this is tempered with the grit and edge the band has always been known for. As is custom for the UTTERS, the album features alternating vocalists (Johnny, Darius, and Spike), but this time around they've added the fluid lead vocal abilities of guitarist Jack Dalrymple (famous for his work in One Man Army and Dead To Me) to the mix. From top to bottom every song on Here, Under Protest is unique, memo rable, and exhilarating, and as a collection the album proves to be, dare we say it, well worth the wait.