The Capitalist Kids
The following has been said about the Capitalist Kids: "It's easy to find a pop-punk band that can write a catchy song about a new or lost love, but when they can seamlessly flow between a song like that and a song about the growing income gap in this country, it's a really, really special thing." Singer/bass player Jeff and drummer Dugg have been playing music together since high school (a long, long time ago). They started the Capitalist Kids around 2004, and over the next few years put out a few homemade CD's and cycled through guitarists (the legendary Ben Snakepit even filled the position for a while). Finally in 2007 they acquired the incomparable Rawn of the Anchor. Having found their sound, they put out their first real studio EP, "Acceptable Boundaries" and continued playing in front of rooms of several people. With the release of 2010's "Too Big to Fail", the band solidified their place as one of the premiere irrelevant pop-punk bands of the day. Undeterred by the lack of enthusiasm, the Kids continued playing and touring, with stops at Death to False Hope Fest and Awesomefest 5, and they returned to the studio. 2012 has seen the release of the bands first 7" on Hang Up Records (the cover featuring a clever MTX tribute that Dr. Frank himself got a kick out of), and the brand new full-length LP "Lessons on Love, Sharing, & Hygiene" on Toxic Pop Records. As if that weren't enough, the band recently became a 4-piece with the addition of young Braden on 2nd guitar. With a fully fleshed-out live sound and an increase in poppy backup vocals, the band is excited about more touring and even more recording in the near future.