“Pig Factory” might not only be a reference to Snooki’s house, it’s also the name of the new Fake Boys album. Following a string of EPs, this full-length saw the light of day a couple of months ago on Animal Style and it’s a doozy.
The band’s brand of pop-punk (Descendents,…) meets 90s alternative rock (Dinosaur Jr),… still works pretty good. You’ll be able to tell if this is something for you just by listening to the opening track, aptly titled “This Is Our Band”. It’s a strictly mid-tempo affair with loud guitars and gritty, scratchy vocals. I doubt The Fake Boys will ever become a household name but as far as writing edgy pop-punk tunes, these guys are doing a fine job.