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Downtown Boys / Cost Of Living
Album:Cost Of Living Collection:Out for Review
Artist:Downtown Boys Added:Aug 2017
Label:Sub Pop Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-11-19 Pull Date:2018-01-21 
Week Ending:Jan 21Jan 7Dec 31Dec 17Dec 10Dec 3Nov 26

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 26, 2021:The Library (rebroadcast from Nov 22, 2017)
Lips That Bite [Radio Edit]
4.Feb 02, 2018:Hard and Heavy on the AM
Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas), I'm Enough (I Want More), A Wall
2.Aug 11, 2021:Hard and Heavy on the AM (rebroadcast from Feb 2, 2018)
Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas), I'm Enough (I Want More), A Wall
5.Jan 27, 2018:Music Casserole
Because You
3.Feb 07, 2018:The Library
Promissory Note [Radio Edit]
6.Jan 25, 2018:w/e
I'm Enough (I Want More)

Album Review
Telepathic Juan
Reviewed 2017-11-21 
Cost Of Living is the third long play recording by Providence, Rhode Island’s Downtown Boys. They are known for their fierce and energetic sound, a combination of late 1970s punk, no wave, and riot grrrl as well as heavily politically minded lyrics. Cost Of Living showcases a band at their sonic prime, full of confidence and unafraid to sing about such current social issues as immigration, authority abuse, and female empowerment, and always on their own artistic terms without being preachy. Visceral, confrontational, and unapologetic.

RIYL: X-Ray Spex, Bikini Kill, Pink Section, Priests and French Vanilla.

FCC WARNING: 1, 4, 10
Recommended Tracks: 1 [FCC], 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 13, 15

1. (4:03) ***A Wall – FCC (Fuck it). Upbeat punker. Killer piece.
2. (3:03) **I'm Enough (I Want More) – Another killer punker. Solid.
3. (3:23) **Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas) – Yeah! Pit time!
4. (3:40) Promissory Note – FCC (Shit). Upbeat dancer – sharp noises.
5. (3:27) *Because You – Slow intro, it takes off at 1:20. Non-stop after that.
6. (3:16) Violent Complicity – More upbeat tempos with punk sax and guitars.
7. (2:00) **It Can't Wait – CBGBs forever. Upbeat.
8. (1:54) *Tonta – Punker en castellano. Sax solo included.
9. (0:51) Heroes (Interlude) – Spoken word piece with some soft guitar noises as background.
10. (4:06) **Lips That Bite – FCC (Fuck?). One more upbeat punker with great vibe. Play the clean version.
11. (3:35) Clara Rancia – Medium-up tempo recording. Desperate and loud.
12. (1:08) Bulletproof (Outro) – Another spoken word piece with some soft guitar noises as background.
13. (4:02) *A Wall [Radio Edit - Extreme] – Without the “fuck it!” chorus, the song’s message loses steam. Great dynamics nevertheless.
14. (3:40) Promissory Note [Radio Edit] – Upbeat dancer – sharp noises.
15. (3:57) Lips That Bite [Radio Edit] – One more upbeat punker with great vibe. Play it!

Track Listing
1.A Wall 8.Tonta
2.I'm Enough (I Want More) 9.Heroes (Interlude)
3.Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas) 10.Lips That Bite
4.Promissory Note 11.Clara Rancia
5.Because You 12.Bulletproof (Outro)
6.Violent Complicity 13.A Wall [Radio Edit - Extreme]
7.It Can't Wait 14.Promissory Note [Radio Edit]
 15.Lips That Bite [Radio Edit]