Hot off the release of his debut album, “fireants” (NPR 11), Scott Arbogast is back and ready to rumble; and if his anger and scorn weren’t deep enough on the aforementioned album, this new 7” titled “yeah, it hurts” will leave you gasping for air. Rainstick Cowbell’s chiming guitar carries the sweet voice of Arbogast on a bitter riff driven wind, and the lyrics are biting at your skin. I hope these two songs weren’t written for me or you, cause with song titles like, “Meth dealers on the light rail corridor” and “I really fucking hate you right now” Arbogast is swinging his fascist killing machine someone’s way. It’s acoustic hardcore folk punk, and it’s super intriguing. If you wanna fight the power, this is a good bullet to put in your gun, and fire in the face of all those that stand between you and your freedom. Epic in scale, intimate in detail, this is poetry and music intertwined around philosophy, history and ugly truths – laced with fragile hope. Rainstick Cowbell conjures up the great personal/political songwriters, like Billy Bragg, Woody Guthrie and Ani D'Franco, if they were more pissed..