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The Black Tie Operation / Press

“Carpe Diem is the follow up record to their self titled cd...It is much harder than their previous effort with less junk thrown in. It is like a mix of Rancid and the Casualties making it a fine tuned street punk record. Its in-your-face and well played...The vocals sound like a mix of Tim Armstrong and Jorge. He also has more confidence with his vocals than last time as well. He belts out the lyrics with as much emotion as you can while screaming. He is able to fully utilize his voice to its maximum potential with sticking to one genre. After listening to "Carpe Diem" their first album no longer exists to me. This album is a great improvement and I am very impressed with their growth as a band...It is really nice to hear some great new street punk from this near dead genre. If they had come out twelve years earlier, they could have made it big. Unfortunately they will probably fly under the radar for most people and never gain the attention they truly deserve.”

“The Black Tie Operation are an aggressive street-punk band from Albany, New York that sound like an angrier version of older Rancid (a great thing in my opinion). On February 20th they will be releasing their sophomore release on vinyl/digital download and I’m assuming <= that’s the cover art, which I’m also assuming means the name of the album is “Carpe Diem.” Based on the 3 album tracks streaming on their MySpace page, I gotta say, I’m actually pretty excited to hear the rest. Go give them a listen yourself if you consider yourself a fan or older rancid and/or street-punk.”