Radioactivity - s/t - New LP
An essential part of the Dirtnap catalog, and vital part of 21st century music, the songs falling over the listener like rain over the licks on a lollipop, splashing the windshield as the wipers slap out the 1-2 punch, powerplant torqued to the frame, sounds cinched up tight and pile-driven deep into the songs, rolling at you with a medicine ball of rhythm until many other albums from the first decades of the new century tumble to the wayside or at least to the background behind this. This is what you need, garage-pop punk-rock perfection -- winch (green noise)
Radioactivity is a continuation of The Novice, Jeff Burke's band while living in Japan. Jeff has since moved back to Texas, and out of respect to the Japanese lineup of the band, has changed the name to Radioactivity. Some of these songs are re-purposed Novice tracks, while others are brand new.
Jeff is one of the most distinctive songwriters in the punk rock underground, and these songs will sound instantly familiar to any fans of The Marked Men or Potential Johns.
Band members include Jeff Burke, Mark Ryan, and Gregory Rutherford, whose credits read like an all-star lineup of Texas punk and garage rock royalty, including members of The Marked Men, Mind Spiders, Bad Sports, Wax Museums, The Reds, VIDEO, and The Novice.