Cruising the interstates in rush hour traffic, I heard the music of Dirty Tactics for the first time. Their new album, It Is What It Is, caught my attention right off the back with catchy indy riffs mixed with classic punk rock sounds. The thick traffic caught a back seat to my evening drive as I intently listened to Dirty Tactic’s interesting lyrics, wishing that I already memorized them so I could chant along. After finishing It Is What It Is, I quickly took a second listen to the song “Baltimore.” The driving bass line at the beginning of this song really stuck with me for the remainder of the night. “Baltimore” is definitely going to make it on the soundtrack of my summer. This three piece band from Philly really cranks out some unique sound on this album and I bet they are awesome live. Before I knew it, I pulled up to my house, ending my normally stressful drive and leaving me feeling energetic and ready to start the night.
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