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The Usuals EP is a powerful punk rocker

Paying tribute to a fallen band member, The Usuals remind us that great punk rock does not only come from the coasts. Their EP "Man Down" supports that opinion.
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The Usuals

Man Down

Legit Records (EP)

By Alan Brostoff

Paying tribute to a fallen band member, The Usuals remind us that great punk rock does not only come from the coasts. It’s alive and well in the Midwest. Released on Legit Records in November 2021, the band — Curt Harrison (vocals), Christopher Heilemann (guitar), Justin Schenck (bass guitar), Phil Warbiany (drums), and Aaron McDuffie (guitar) — have put out an album that flat out rocks. The biggest problem with this EP is that I was left wanting more.

The Usuals. Promo photo

The Usuals. Promo photo

"Reconstruction" kicks off with a guitar and bass sound that tears through your head, taking me back to the classic Chicago punk sounds of Naked Raygun, Screeching Weasel and The Bollweevils. "People’s Choice" fells like a call to arms for the listener.

Side B starts with "Knew." Pounding drums and screaming guitars tears through this song. Then all you are left with is the final song, "No Disguise." Talk about burying the lead, this song is amazing and what just adds more value to this song is the backing vocals of Jeff Pezzati of Naked Raygun.

Order your copy now from www.theusualsofficial.bigcartel.com and see if you can still order their special bundle package which gives you a limited color EP. There is also a $10 single only that is on some really cool black and red mixed vinyl. 

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