In the Summer of 2011, my roommates and I traveled to the fantastical land Chicago to enjoy the sights and sounds of the second city. While there, I took the effort to find a local punk show happening in the week we’d be around. In a warehouse turned living space/concert hall, we watched Rad Payoff play to a crowd of thirty or so when they looked like they were in front of three thousand. The pedigree is high, with members’ previous experience being test in Sass Dragons, The Treasure Fleet, Das Kapital and others I’m sure I’m forgetting right now. The music is familiar enough to anyone who’s heard the Sass Dragons before, mostly due to Jason’s unmistakable screams. Ultimately, this is four guys who know how to play their instruments playing catchy punk rock songs. Get this. You may not heed my advice now, but one day the LP will drop and I hope you all remember the name Rad Payoff.
–Bryan Static (Let’s Pretend, letspretendrecords.com)