I have something to admit. I was a bit hesitant to check out Over Stars and Gutters debut “Consider This Your Curse”. The name itself hints at screamo and then once I saw the cover art, I was pretty damn certain. Lesson: Don’t judge an album by it’s cover (unless it’s one of those youth crew shots… you can be pretty sure it’s an 80s hardcore band.)
Coming out of Norman, Oklahoma, Over Stars and Gutters self released debut is filled with jaded punk rock anthems that pulls influences from Smoke or Fire and The Lawrence Arms. The vocals sound eerily similar to the beer tainted voice of Paddy from Dillinger Four, and with the mid-tempo anthems, add an urgency to each song.
I’ve been listening to “Consider This Your Curse” non-stop since I’ve heard this album about a week ago (it was released on July 14th). I don’t see these guys staying unsigned for very long.