new music: turn it up! 45 adapters’ latest ep ‘they call it justice’ is an irresistible blast of street punk #soundcheck

March 23, 2017

When an EP’s opening line is “Whatever happened to Habeas Corpus?” you know you’re in for some serious shit. Brooklyn-based street punk band 45 Adapters have never shied away from important topics, despite their jokey reference to being a band that “dress well and drink heavily.” Their latest EP They Call It Justice tackles the prison industrial complex, consumerism, and nationalism, all through their timeless style of dive bar punk rock. If you’re not shouting along with the chorus halfway through, you probably need to turn it up.

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK contributor