LOST BOYS / IRRADIATES - Split LP
Rockin' old-school hardcore meets sci-fi surf rock. The LOST BOYS like their hardcore old-school, early 80s to be precise. Remember JFA? BLACK FLAG or D.O.A? They sure do! The spirit of AGENT ORANGE also flies over their music since they are not afraid to incorporate surf elements to make the whole thing more exciting. This is very refreshing in these days when most hardcore bands chose the easy brutal metal option. The IRRADIATES continue their crusade through the universe spreading their rock'n'roll message and crazy scientist music. This is surf music, but not in a traditional way, this is closer to a band like MAN OR ASTROMAN? They chose to offer us a cover song on this 4 song 12", "When The Birdmen Fly" from Australian punk rock band the FUN THINGS, and let me tell you that this was a good move from the French surf punks! They totally made it fit to their music and style. The IRRADIATES are just back from Chicago where they recorded with Steve Albini so you will definitely hear about them again soon. This LP is a tribute to the old-school hardcore punk spirit dipped into a big surf wave. The music, the black and white art-work and stickers are all the illustration of these guys' passion. Surf it up!