Down With Rent utilises an angry no nonsense approach to their songwriting, opting for short punchy tracks that get straight to the point
Connecticut hardcore punk band Down With Renthave released their new EP, "Shithead Americana", that is now available via streaming platforms and as a name-your-price download via Bandcamp, the four track EP acts as social commentary to the political and sociological issues facing the US.
Backed by a barrage of distorted guitars, riff-laden breakdowns, thunderous drum grooves and impassioned vocal performances, Down With Rent utilises an angry no nonsense approach to their songwriting, opting for short punchy tracks that get straight to the point.
The opening track, 2008 Again, is a prime example of this as the band takes aim at the increasing commercialization of nostalgia in an attempt to distract working people from the multitude of problems facing them. Other themes on the EP include the growing cost of living crisis that’s exacerbated in a ‘debt trap’ system along with the multitude of issues caused by a growing far right, misogynist portion of the population.
“Thematically we are the angriest we have ever been. These songs are in direct response to the ever-growing wave of white, Christian nationalism that seeks to torture and eradicate trans and queer communities, maintain white supremacist power structures and systems, perpetuate US global hegemony, and feed the American military industrial complex with endless war.”