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"The Battle's Just Begun" CD (Fueled By Ramen)

Seriously anthemic ska-inflected street punk for fans of early Rancid (especially considering that Johnny Lubera's stunning bass playing will likely make some people think of Matt Freeman). The songs on this record are all about unity and sticking together, rolling with a crew, fighting the good fight - the big stuff that seems to have gotten lost in the translation as punk has grown in popularity (again) and appealed and been shaped to appeal to a larger market and wider audience.

"Definition" CD EP (Fueled By Ramen)

More of the same, only with more ringing guitar riffs and songs that are, if anything, more anthemic than the ones on "The Battle's Just Begun." "All Rise" and "Institution" are the stand-outs here, loaded up with crunchy punk riffs, and messages of integrity and defiance. Jersey also tosses in a cover of Dag Nasty's "Down Time" which is also pretty fucking great.

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