Record Thieves

Established Date: 2017-01 Record Label: Thousand Islands Records Bandcamp Link: Listen on Bandcamp

By most accounts, 2020 was a pretty lousy year. Civil unrest, political uncertainty and a pandemic make for some depressing times. However, were a few random highlights sprinkled into the shit stew that was 2020. One of them is certainly the reemergence of Denver, Colorado punks Record Thieves (feat. members of Authority Zero, Allout Helter and Boldtype), who have been disturbingly quiet since 2017. Luckily, their lack of public appearance doesn’t mean they weren’t busy! While they were off our radar for a few years, they were working hard on their debut, eleven track LP titled Wasting Time which was released on 11/24/20 on Thousand Islands Records. Although it was their debut album, it’s far more polished than expected, because all of the members have been in the scene for a while in other well established acts. This depth of experience is extremely noticeable on the album. They are fundamentally sound and project a sense of capability. The vocals are sharp and well constructed, backed by exceptionally skillful guitar riffs, with everything being constantly driven by complex, precise drums.