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Flat Broke / Press

"After a hiatus since 2008, you would think that they (Flat Broke) would have gone into a softer tangent, but luckily for the listener, they went out and made a street punk album that has depth beyond the boots, drinking and sports anthems that are done to death. They have given us the song “Ska City Rockers” which is one of my favorites on here with the whoa-ohs, light ska and gritty vocals added to make this a fantastic song. Of course that’s not to say that the other songs aren’t good, they aren’t good at all…they are great! There is not one duff song on this album and the gang vocals mixed with a ton of whoa-ohs, gritty lead vocals, the tight playing and the quality of the lyrics made this one that will stand out from the street punk bands that are stuck in a rut. This album has more feeling and raw emotion than some street punk bands entire careers."

“Hailing from the mean streets of Detroit, Flat Broke are a street punk band capable of spewing forth melodic street punk and rowdy beer soaked sing-a-long anthems. “Four Corners” is the bands’ fourth full-length record after a lengthy hiatus. It’s the first album from that band that I’ve had the opportunity to listen to and it makes me wish I had somehow discovered them earlier. “Four Corners” isn’t just another run of the mill street punk album about politics and beer. It sets itself apart with songs that are not just socially conscious, but introspective as well. A perfect example of this is the song “Lost At Sea” which is about being a lost soul with no one to relate to and sinking in that feeling of loneliness. I’m also a big fan of the following track “Ska City Rockers”. With ska and punk fans continuing to draw lines in the sand against one another it’s refreshing to hear a punk band pay tribute to the ska community...(CLICK THE LINK TO READ MORE)”

“HUSSIESKUNK.COM REVIEW: Detroit's Flat Broke are back with their latest effort of grimey street rock meets punk rock snarl. Unlike the previous album of twenty-plus tracks, Flat Broke is showcasing the best eleven songs they've got. What isn't missing on the album is the intensity and passion that exudes from Flat Broke. The power and fury that the band is known for in their sound is off the charts once again. With tracks like the opener "$0 Down" about burying yourself to your eyeballs in debt to make an American dream to "Marijuana", I don't think I need to explain this one, and "Warrant" with the catchy chorus; Flat Broke continue to pull inspiration from their personal worldview and political insight. It's not that Flat Broke are out to indoctrinate or sway your opinion of some ideal, instead they're just belting out tracks that tell you how it is and how it's affected them. I really dig Flat Broke's straight ahead punk rock attitude, their snotty vision of the world and that they”

HussieSkunk.com Review of " Zero Down" Album