Everybody loves the Boss for his blue collar rock anthems – the kind that make you stand up in your chair, throw your fist in the air, sing along at the top of your lungs, maybe even make your feet shuffle – but there are very few songs that move me the way the slower, driving late at night number does.
I feel like this week’s featured band is sort of cheating in a way. Most of the bands that I’ll be featuring are probably not very well known outside of their hometowns and are using Bandcamp.com as a way to reach an audience that they normally wouldn’t be able to. But, when I heard that J. Robbins of Jawbox, Burning Airlines, etc. fame had a new band and that he was making that band’s first 7″ single available digitally on Bandcamp, well, I had to toss my rules aside.
I don’t think J. Robbins fans are going to be at all surprised when they hear Office of Future Plans – the angular post-punk riffage and Robbins’ unmistakable vocals are right in line with what he’s been doing for the last 20 years.
For $2, you can grab “Harden Your Heart” and the b-side, a cover of The Stranglers’ “Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead”.