HomeMusicReview: Don’t Be Scared 2 Various Artists “Don’t Be Scared 2” (Fearless Records) Now I dont know how it is around the rest of the country, but where Im from the phrase dont be scared has become a wanna be rude boy or cool guy comment. (Except its not pronounced scared its skrd.) Dumb ass mother fuckers will come up to me and say something so retarded like, Tom why dont you jump off that bridge. To which I respond, dude, its a fucking bridge and then they have the audacity to say dont be skrd. Fucking children, hope your dick isnt as big as your brain. Fearless, home to many great bands and future plans. Ive decided to recap what I consider the four best and three least known bands. For those of you counting This disc includes two tracks each from: Junction 18, Near Miss, Plain White Ts, Glasseater, Knockout, brazil, Keepsake, bigwig, Lonely Kings, Rock Kills Kids, and the infamous Dynamite Boy. Ill start with Dynamite Boy, if for no other reason get this disc for the unreleased song Kaleidoscope. Im sure most of the bands on this label were raised on Dynamite Boy and probably really respect their history and knowledge. Junction 18 is another really good band making a quick rise in the underground world and for good reason. Shit, I still frequently pop in their first album This Vicious Cycle. There’s another great band on here that I saw with Jimmy Eat World many moons ago called Plain White Ts who are pretty kick ass. They combine crunching pop punk and hints of indie rock with their love song lyrics. Yo, girls love this shit. The real surprise was Glasseater which merges hardcore and inspirational lyrics with an in your face attitude. Damn good band. Luckily for my sake, one of the best bands on here is also one of the smallest. Brazil is like a cross between Conor Obersts two bands Desaparecidos and Bright Eyes without being so depressing. Knockout needs to go back o high school and back to the drawing board. Predictable pop punk to the extreme. I fell asleep during Rock Kills Kid, but at least my demons were put to rest.