iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from New World Record by Poster Children, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

New World Record

Poster Children

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

Poster Children returned to independent-label life with little worry and everything to gain, having constructed their own studio and still keeping together the strong lineup with Howie Kantoff on drums for the third straight album, a band record. With the jaunty, if still threatening enough, album-opener "Accident Waiting to Happen" letting Kantoff show off his drumming skills (as well as Rick Valentin flaunting his ever-more-enjoyable singing, even if he gets a bit screechy at the end), New World Record shows that the quartet still has the fire and the fun. The bandmembers produced themselves and came up with any number of great moments song per song: the shivering guitar texture on "6 x 6," the creepy melodies of "Time to Kill," and the goofy voices on "Secret Handshake." The latter is more than a little reminiscent of Funkadelic, and there definitely is a funk feel throughout much of New World Record, a fine direction. Kantoff's drumming is perhaps the best revelation; there's a just-loose-enough edge in his work that balances out the focused intensity of the band while letting the songs breathe a little bit more. Check out his work on "Mr. Goodnight" (there's even a brief drum solo) and the well-groovy "Good Cop Bad Cop," in particular, for some fun. There's both massive rock stomp a-plenty (the perhaps Earth, Wind & Fire-referencing "Ankh" is another funk nod as well, like the Edgar Winter Group doing much better on "Frankenstein" than expected) and quick, burrowing numbers like "Straightline" that sound like they're on the verge of major explosions. "6 x 6" has one of the band's best, most immediate choruses; "Planet Earth" has nothing to do with Duran Duran but is just about as danceable (Rose Marshack's bass does the business on the verses); while "Deadman" provides a calm comedown to end the album nicely.

Biography

Formed: 1987 in Champaign-Urbana, IL

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

Poster Children are a high-energy punk-pop band that formed in 1987 in Champaign, IL. Playing what they call "post wave" music, their three full-length releases illustrate why they have a die-hard cult following: their ability to write hard yet melodic songs and their do-it-yourself philosophy, which includes driving their own tour bus, creating all of their own artwork and T-shirt designs, and having their own record label. A longtime college favorite, Poster...
Full Bio
New World Record, Poster Children
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Influencers

Followers

Contemporaries