I’ve always imagined Teengenerate and New Bomb Turks to be Japanese/American equivalents of each other. Both bands blasting out rip-roaring, fuzzed-out punk rock’n’roll heat that will make your hair stand on end and your ass shake. Later on in their career, the Turks began tackling some more mid-tempo, bluesy punk rock mixed in with their speed assault with fine results. That’s where The Raydios come in. Members of Teengenerate are doing something new, and as you would expect, rocking. Like I said above, the tunes here are more akin to the Stones-like swagger that the Turks were throwing down at the turn of the century and, also like the Turks, The Raydios pull it off with style. I want more than just three songs, and I’d love to see them tour over this way.
–ty (Secret Mission)