Since 2013, The Linecutters have been infecting the Phoenix area with their ska/punk infused sound one show at a time. The three-piece band from the east valley is made up of Jett Smith, 20, on bass and vocals, Marceliano Festa, 19, on guitar and vocals, and Kaz McClain, 18, on drums which makes their combined age just a tad older than the age of the youngest member of label mates, Exterminators. The band put out their first EP, Pirates of Suburbia, a few months after they were formed, which Slope Records will release as a 7” in early 2017 and are slated to record a full-length debut LP in Phoenix with none other than Exterminator/Meat Puppet Cris Kirkwood handling production duties at the end of 2016.
Slope Records could not be more excited about the talent The Linecutters bring to the label. The band has definitely paid some dues since their inception and has shared stages with the likes of Subhumans (UK), Choking Victim, and Ramshackle Glory. Smith is excited about the opportunity Slope Records provides and sums it up like this: “It makes me happy that Slope started, because I feel there is a lot of untapped talent in the Phoenix Punk/Hardcore scene that is getting the recognition it deserves.”