Best ACAB Rock: Joe Biden

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More of a piece with a project such as Melanin Free, where noise is freedom and catharsis and something to reclaim, Baltimore foursome Joe Biden make lumbering, menacing “fuck the police”-powered hardcore and they stood out at a kind of star-packed Snail Mail Ottobar show, sharing the lineup with the inimitable Downtown Boys and Sneaks and holding their own. Joe Biden’s self-titled EP from the summer wrecks the rest of the edgy racket passing for punk in this town. Don’t listen to us though, here’s what Joe Biden says on its Bandcamp: “THIS EP IS FOR EVERY UNARMED BLACK MAN OR WOMAN MURDERED IN THE HANDS OF THE POLICE. THIS EP IS FOR ALL THE FAMILIES THAT HAD THEIR KID MURDERED IN THE HANDS OF THE POLICE. THIS EP IS FOR BLACK EXCELLENCE. THIS EP IS FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER. THIS EP IS FOR OUR VOICES TO BE HEARD.”

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