Amistad, The – Kept Under By a Generation of Ghosts [IMPORT] – Used LP
"Tuneful, mid-paced punk rock that comes across like Milloy covering The Broadways. The debut album by The Amistad combines thoughtful lyrics with a biting cynicism beyond their years. Formed in January 2007, The Amistad released 2 fantastic split 7"'s before recording Kept Under by a Generation of Ghosts for Bombed Out late 2009. Unapologetically short and to the point, these ten songs capture a band who are fighting to hold onto their ideals, ferocity, drive and, yes, hair, as they rush headlong through life, all the while trying to make sense of the consumerist society that we all find ourselves unwittingly buying into by the time we hit 30. They are political in the most personal sense and with a wry smile you'll find yourself singing along to every embittered line, raising a beer to every last word. This is punk rock to blow the cobwebs away, to get angry to, to laugh and sing and shout along to and thank whatever deity you find at the bottom of your pint glass that punk rock this good, this honest and this engaging still exists in 2010. Cheers."