Everything old is new again, with white-collar scammers, right-wing reactionaries, and punk-rock watchdogs all doing their best to make the 2020s look just like the 1990s. In other words, it’s the perfect moment for a new split 7” from Stand Up! Records. On “Under the Table #2,” a true working man's* delight, the trenchant capitalist critiques and wild harmonica riffs of ‘90s underground icons the (Young) Pioneers are covered by their Minneapolis-based heirs, The Slow Death, while the B-side features Chicago’s own Kyle Kinane, the comedian voted most likely to find himself crouching behind a car door to negotiate with a mayonnaise-crazed skunk. That’s right: like punk-folk-alt-comedy-indie-label archaeologists (aka hi-fi low-lifes), we’ve unearthed the “lost” Suburban Home Records split 7”, given it a spit-shine, and pressed it anew. Amid year two of a global pandemic and the (slow) death of democracy, it’s time to party like it’s 1990-fine!
*Here in the 2020s, it's actually a working man, woman, trans, and enby friend's delight, because we're all in this together.