Jun 13, 2014

The “it” factor. Music folks have been looking for the formula for decades with limited results. The best bands (like The Brokedowns, Dan Padilla, Rumspringer) play styles that are all too familiar, but for some reason can push both hands into your chest and push your heart through your mouth. Add Rational Anthem to the list. Whatevermind takes the lyrical strength of Black Flag’s “Depression” and grinds it through haunting bubblegum punk tuneage so you’re drunk singing through the tears and smiling through today’s suck, ready for tomorrow because the Rational Anthem LP is still on the turntable. I’m late to the party, but oh well, never, whatevermind… 

 –Matt Seward (Rad Girlfriend, radgirlfriendrecords.com / John Wilkes Booth, johnwilkesboothrecords.com / Kiss Of Death, kissofdeathrecords.com / Bloated Kat, bloatedkat.storenvy.com)