Concrete Facelift. Rat Byte. What a cool couple names for bands. Just hearing their names makes me want to drink a Pepsi and go skate. C.F. actually surprised me with the lyrical coolness. I feel the exact same way! With every one of their songs! If there was some sort of soundtrack to my life, I would want to have the song “It” play every morning as I wake up. They have a way of describing exactly how I feel about caffeine in a minute of skate thrashy hardcore. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing new here. You’ve heard this stuff before. Both bands play similar simple, fast, early ‘80s skate punk: JFA, early Suicidal Tendencies, and so on. I really like this split though. It’s good to see kids are still skating to good music. Or making good music to skate to, which is much more important. Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Rat Byte has a song called Raditude. It is impossible to be any cooler in my book.
–guest (FNS / Party Time)