Fans of old-school punk rock and hardcore-influenced punk rock have found a lot of quality bands on Thumperpunk Records, so much so that one almost expects any release from the label to be high quality punk rock. Black & White by 180 OUT is one of those albums that just doesn’t fit with the rest of the Thumperpunk Records releases, as it is most definitely not punk rock. In all fairness to the label, Thumperpunk Records mission is to “help artists record, produce, and distribute music that reflects a positive, Christ-centered message, and 180 OUT certainly fits in that mission. There are some punk rock influences, along with other styles, but I feel many punk rock fans will have a hard time finding something here to like.
Currently from San Diego, 180 OUT, describes their sound as a combination of “50’s rockabilly, 60’s surf/punk, 70’s funk, and 80’s rock infused with today’s mall punk sound.”