Punknews.org
Static Radio NJ - One for the Good Guys (Cover Artwork)

Static Radio NJ

Static Radio NJ: One for the Good GuysOne for the Good Guys (2007)
Black Numbers

Reviewer Rating: 3
User Rating:


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
(others by this writer | submit your own)

Static Radio has garnered all sorts of incestuous comparisons ("PAINT IT BLACK meets KID DYNAMITE"; "...in the vein of Paint It Black or Kid Dynamite"; may as well say "your brother fucking your dad"), but when you live in New Jersey in the latter half of the 2000s and play melodic hardcore, maybe i.
iTunes Store


Static Radio has garnered all sorts of incestuous comparisons ("PAINT IT BLACK meets KID DYNAMITE"; "...in the vein of Paint It Black or Kid Dynamite"; may as well say "your brother fucking your dad"), but when you live in New Jersey in the latter half of the 2000s and play melodic hardcore, maybe it's sort of unavoidable. Those worshipping at the altar of Yemin may rejoice once again.

In any event, a touch of Ensign's raspiness helps mix things up just a bit, but more often than not One for the Good Guys finds Static Radio firing at mostly the same single cylinder. It's a good cylinder, but even at less than 10 minutes maybe you'd wish the band would throw in a tempo change or hell, even a massive breakdown at this point. However, the last song, "Who's Laughing Now"'s verses carry an urgency and rambled flow that might remind some of Kill Your Idols, and that'll perk your ears up if they've suddenly laid low for a few previous songs.

This CD release of One for the Good Guys tacks on three more tracks from Chunksaah's original 7" release of the EP, and that helps Good Guys from really being over before you know it.

Originality might be at a premium here and it would be tough to even quantify Static Radio as one of the acts in the upper class of KD-similar groups at this point, but One for the Good Guys lays down a very solid foundation that will imaginably see much better things built atop.

STREAM
One for the Good Guys

 

 
People who liked this also liked:
Static Radio NJ - An Evening of Bad Decisions.....Lagwagon - ResolveSmoke or Fire - Prehistoric Knife Fight [7 inch]The Loved Ones - Keep Your HeartBanner Pilot - CollapserThe Dopamines - DopaminesThe Lawrence Arms - The Greatest Story Ever ToldBad Religion - New Maps of HellDefeater - Lost GroundLifetime - Lifetime

Please login or register to post comments.What are the benefits of having a Punknews.org account?
  • Share your opinion by posting comments on the stories that interest you
  • Rate music and bands and help shape the weekly top ten
  • Let Punknews.org use your ratings to help you find bands and albums you might like
  • Customize features on the site to get the news the way you want.
Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (August 10, 2007)

see these guys all the time ive met them all like 100 times

mclz (August 7, 2007)

great band

Anonymous (August 7, 2007)

Good EP, and really nice guys. They were incredibly down to earth when I saw them open for the Souls.

ChokingVictim (August 7, 2007)

good EP, hopefully the LP will be in the same fashion

daved4 (August 7, 2007)

good review. i saw and met this band, theyre nice guys and bought pizza with me.

Anonymous (August 7, 2007)

This band was good performance wise live but to me didn't sound that KD or PiB they sounded more mid-90's fat melodic punk with a nu-hardcore bend. Maybe a bit KD-like I guess or maybe I was just a bit drunk.

- JD

coldwaffles (August 7, 2007)

dudes seemed legit live.

onegirlarmy (August 7, 2007)

Good band/EP, can't wait for a full length.

Contests

Exclusive Streams

Newest Reviews

Punknews.org Team

Other Places to Go