BAD REACTION: Dare to Be Dull: 7”

May 26, 2008

This can easily be taken wrong but it shouldn’t be; this 7” contains four (or five?) tracks of easy listening NYHC-influenced punk. It’s by all means not a bad thing, somewhere between good H2O and good Kill Your Idols, this L.A. band brings it with tough, jerkless vocals and guitar riffage that will remind you how much you hate crossover, and make you thankful that this most certainly is not crossover. And after the four (or five?) songs, they end it with an audio clip of a popular social commentator that will make you think, “Goddamn it, why don’t more punk bands use audio clips by that guy?” 

 –Daryl Gussin (Blind Spot)