NEW full length "The Cost of Living" now available on Durty Mick Records!
"This is really excellent. Bit of a surprise. An engaging mix of emo and melodic hardcore – with some delicate keyboards! The bastard child of FIFTEEN and HOT WATER MUSIC, singing alternately about broken hearts, and countries broken by war. But they make being lonely sound quite appealing. Anthemic and uplifting. Very impressive." -Tony Shrum (AMP magazine)
"As soon as i popped in Scars & Stripes new album "The Cost of Living", I was hit with instant energy and aggression and I gotta say, Im not complaining. With "I Just Wanna Believe in You" kicking off the album, it stirred up feelings and memories of the first time I heard Black President which in my opinion is a huge compliment.
"The Cost Of Living" doesn't let up from then on. The songs blend seamlessly with one another and sound perfectly produced and crafted. This album offers almost everything a Punk or Hardcore fan could really want. I was drawn to "(I Was) a Teenage Asshole" for a few reasons, specifically its one minute Hardcore to the point attitude. In the same vain as "Teenage Asshole" there is "I Don't Wanna Live", another tune that harks back to the slam pits of the 80's with its overpowering snare and screeching guitar pack angst and attitude into just one minute. All in all "The Cost of Living" is a solid Punk Rock album that plays beautifully from beginning to end." -Gio Van Dam (Big Wheel Magazine)
" Fort Walton Beach-based punkers with a penchant for anthemic songs. The album is full of surprises, from the beautifully honest “The Apology”— about a relationship in shambles—to “I Don’t Want to Live,” 53 seconds of pure vitriol. The songwriting features a raw emotional maturity that doesn’t sacrifice high-energy songs worthy of any mosh pit." -Nikki Hendrick (The Beachcomber)