CRISIS ACTOR: False Flag: LP

May 24, 2022

From the dog-eared pages of We Got the Neutron Bomb, the pilgrimages to Headline when no other punk record store existed in town, an adolescence spent with an ear to KXLU, and eventually having your own show; I love Crisis Actor because it feels well-researched by people whose interest comes from a lifelong passion. It has a classic sound to it, which will never play well with those captivated by the current trends, but for the listener who just wants authentic, engrossing punk music: this shit is candy! I recently saw a photo of Jello trying to kiss Ian at The Barn in Torrance. Behind all the reverence and subcultural deism is this beautiful, expansive world of joy. A world that only exists in the moment and only functions when bolstered by people doing exciting work. With Crisis Actor you have three people, all doing vocals, and all hammering it out on their respective instruments in a propulsive, unpredictable manner. It’s exciting, it’s incendiary, it’s a crashing victory in the face of a city that aims to crush you at every intersection. A lot of time and energy went into making sure this LP got released, and we’re all better off because of it. –Daryl (Devour, devourrecordslosangeles.bandcamp.com)

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