Star Fucking Hipsters is a smoking-hot supergroup featuring Sturg
“Stza” Crack (Leftover Crack, Choking Victim), Frank Piegaro
(Degenerics), and Nico de Gallo (Casa de Chihuahua), with members
from Ensign, Big Attack!, Awkward Thought, and Aloke along
for the ride. Following their 2008 Fat Wreck Chords debut, the band
has returned for a much fiercer second round of sonic glory!
Never Rest in Peace is even crustier, combining melodic punk and
metal with the token ska tune (featuring a guest appearance from Citizen
Fish and Subhumans personnel). The album is the result of a
year of star-fucking live shows, writing, and off-the-map creativity
from central Hipster Stza. These tunes display a sharper edge to his
rock-solid songwriting, with a couple of tracks that border on crustcore-
Recorded off the clock and in record time by up-and-coming production
wizard Ryan D. Jones (almost entirely in the band members’
bedrooms at the world-famous C-Squat on New York’s Lower East
Side), and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Beastie Boys, Metallica,
Ramones, Rancid, Nirvana, Slayer), Never Rest in Peace leaps out of
the stereo and clubs your not-so-friendly neighborhood cop with blunt
anthems of rebellion and revolution. This is the best-sounding record
Stza’s done since Choking Victim’s classic No Gods / No Managers.
In addition to the songwriting chops, Star Fucking Hipsters’ new
record includes cameos from Dick Lucas, Jasper Pattison (both of
Citizen Fish / Culture Shock), and Bryan Kienlen (Bouncing Souls).
It features art by famed DIY artists Fly (PEOPs, Dog Dayz) and Paul