RAD and CROISSANTS show two sides of Sacramento punk rock on their new split 7? ep.
Thrash-veterans RAD attack with the fury of a honey badger denied snacks. Their Necros cum Black Flag implosion rips along, fronted by the vocal bite of Lory Gil, and Charles Albright’s killer wails. With one previous EP and three cassettes, this split is RAD’s first since their very well received 2013 LP Loud & Fast. Recorded by Ted Angel.
If RAD is inspired by Los Angeles’ early 80s slam pit, CROISSANTS sounds like they’d rather be hanging out on Beach Blvd. The band throws pop pitches to heroes Red Cross and the Simpletones with razor guitars, fuzz, and beer-in-the-sun melodies. When the buzz wears off, a lazy anger builds. Adored in their hometown of Sac, the Croissants have found ears elsewhere through records on Asian Man and Hella Mad. Recorded by Chris Sabatoni and Ted Angel.