Today, June 2, is the release of In The Business from punk juggernaut CPR who hail from Fountain Valley, California. In The Business is a driving seven song album, with classic punk influences from bands such as Black Flag, Dead Boys, and the NY Dolls.
Before CPR, the band’s singer, Jet Wilson, had always been active in the music scene; playing music in the 80’s and even witnessing the grunge movement. Through all his rough times, he always counted on music as being the ultimate salvation. Not only does the name CPR serve as an acronym for Christian Punk Rock, but it’s also a strong metaphor: the reinvigoration of life through the power of music. When asked what advice he’d give to aspiring musicians, his response is both inspirational and rebellious: “Don’t write music to please the crowd. Don’t write music that’s already been done before.” In The Business demonstrates that CPR is more action than just music.