Smoke or Fire
Fat Wreck Chords
Three and a half stars
Avoiding the sophomore slump, Smoke or Fire manages to both progress as a band and please its old fans. These once gritty punks have polished their songwriting skills. If you’re a fan of loud, melodic anthems that won’t conjure up memories of ’90s mall-punk, then check this out.
Sounds like: The Lawrence Arms, Jawbreaker, Avail