88 fingers Louie is one of my favorite punk rock bands since I received a tape from a friend with their first 2 Fat Wreck seven inch records on it. A bit later I also got their first record and I have been following this band ever since. They had a turbulent career in which they broke up in between almost every record. Since their last break up in 1999 and this record two members started the band Rise Against.
But since a few years 88 fingers Louie played the occasional reunion show and reunion tour. And now they are back with a new record. And this record sounds like a logical next album for them. You could even imagine that this was the record they would release in 2001 or so. They still play Californian style punk rock with that slight early hardcore edge. And the combination of their energetic songs and the great voice by their singer Dennis makes this a great album.