The Highland Park, NJ Punk-Rock collective known as Robbin’ Pain recently dropped its debut full-length release, This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, a 10-track collection Punk-tunes that rely more on melody than break-neck speed, and can be downloaded for the low price of $1 here.
The four-man outfit is a member of the ever expanding Northern New Jersey music collective named Trunk Rock Records, the label responsible for one of SIMGE’s favorite releases of 2011 in Big Wilson River’s Octopus LP, run by a man who helped pen that album, Darrin Bradbury.
Robbin Pain’s debut is the second official release by Trunk Rock Records with more to eventually come as the remaining members of the artistic group, People In Charge, Average Girl, Don’t Upset The Bear, have yet to enter the studio with Bradbury, while the latter is already advertising its impending 2012 release with Trunk Rock.
Grab the opening salvo, “Garage Rock,” to Robbin’ Pain’s debut below and stay tuned for more from the Trunk Rock Records collective.
In related news, Bradbury and his partner in harmony, Emma McLaughlin, entered the basement of local film director (Kinarf Music Videos) and musician (Feudalism) John Komar to record a stripped down rendition of Big Wilson River’s “Backyard Passout Fest” for the latest installment of the auteur’s Village Basement Sessions, an ongoing video series featuring some of New Jersey’s finest songwriters rocking out on Komar’s couch: