“How many punk albums open with a chorus of “I can’t go out tonight, I’m too tired” (“House of Leaves (Me Alone)”)? The new EP from Charlotte’s Dollar Signs, Life Is Ruff, is jaded but always earnest. Life is rough, but we just gotta keep moving on, preferably with some guitar solos.
“We’ve been doing this a while and wanted to put out a five-song collection that…encompasses what we are as a band,” said singer Erik Button. “If you’ve never heard us before, you could listen to this record and hopefully be like, ‘Oh, I get it.’” – Carson Risser