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Days N' Daze - Rogue Taxidermy

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I may not be about that folk punk life, but I can certainly enjoy the music, can't I?

Days N' Daze is a Houston, TX band--because they're too punk for Austin--and they've been putting out records since the late 00s--so Rogue Taxidermy isn't their first rodeo, and it doesn't sound it either. The band's got some pretty obvious influences: Gogol Bordello, Johnny Hobo, early Against Me!, Choking Victim, Andrew Jackson Jihad, and maybe some Defiance, Ohio. However, the playing here is fantastically tight, and they know their way around a song, too. These guys have a rough outer shell, but their righteous lyrics, solid structures, and sticky melodies leave a sweet aftertaste.