Once upon a time, rapper P.O.S. and punker Chris #2 of Anti-Flag were just minding their own business on a Warped Tour. To make a long story short, they met, became friends and formulated a collaboration of sorts called Wharf Rats with the help of a couple more friends who also fancy themselves musicians. They all recorded material on the mobile recording studio that was offered during the Warped Tour during their down time and a side project was born. Don’t worry, it is not a rap punk pop rock mash, it is actually very D.C. Hardcore-ish…Wharf Rats - Capital Gains
The band actually is full of musicians you have probably heard of before:
- Chris #2 (Anti-Flag, White Wives)
- Wade MacNeil (Alexisonfire, Black Lungs)
- Chachi Darin (formerly The A.K.A’s)
At this time there is only a 2 song 7″ EP up for grabs on the No Sleep Records website (available May 31st). The 7″ actually has the two songs on one side while the other side is etched with some sweet artwork. It’s limited to only 750 copies and includes a free digital download. The project is limited only to those two songs with no mention from the band yet on a full length in the works or anything else for that matter. That can always change though…
According to Wikipedia, Wharf Rats actually are a group of concert goers who have chosen to life drug and alcohol free. I am not sure if these punk rock Wharf Rats are, but regardless, I am a fan of their full time projects and really am digging what they have created.
Currently they have their song “Capital Gains” streaming on Spin.com for you all to hear. See for yourself why I am digging this.