The drummer of a seminal N.J. hardcore band just couldn't stop flowing. Lyrically, that is. He stepped away from the drums and got in front a mic. In doing so, he became a storyteller. What is the story of Cost of Living? It is the story of Christian McKee.McKee's melodic rap-style vocals spell out a lyrical autobiography. The band supplies the soundtrack. Imagine the struggling-to-emerge Eminem in '8 Mile' married to a backup band like The Roots or 311.
Musicians include former members of Sleep Station (Eyeball Records), King Chango (on David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label), Useless (Geoff Rickly's pre-Thursday band) and Rest Assured.
Christian McKee - vocals, Ray Grieco - bass, Brian Mathusek - guitar, Daryl Anderson - drums, Sean Oates - guitar