As far as modern punk goes these days, there are really two kinds: The more old school, noisy style and a more dance friendly, upbeat style. On their new single, Boston's Thrust Club marry those two styles. "Why Does Your Congressperson Want Me Dead?" starts off with a little bit of a synthy groove and slacker style vocals. And then the chorus of "Why does your Congressperson want me dead" kicks in like a boot to the head over and over again until you lose count of just how many times it has happened. Yeah, it's pretty great. It's the perfect pairing of the new modern dance punk that's all the rage with the kids and the kind of punk us old fogeys grew up loving.
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You can listen to "Why Does Your Congressperson Want Me Dead?" below. The song is available on Thrust Club's Bandcamp, with proceeds going to the Loveland Foundation, the Nina Pop Mental Health Recovery Fund, and the Tony Dade Mental Health Recovery Fund. For more on Thrust Club, check out their website.