It’s not wholly surprising that Modern Action sounds like a mix between the Briefs and the Bodies because it’s comprised of members of both bands. What is surprising is that the entire record has the production feel, the vocal delivery, and the smooth-yet-rough delivery of Bad Religion’s How Could Hell Be Any Worse? and the suburban deathtrap, “here’s your needle” feel of Smogtown. Has the New Beach Alliance shifted northwards? I dunno, but I like it.
–todd (Modern Action)