DOWNLOAD: Radical Dads - "Skateboard Bulldog"
"This song was inspired by a real canine I met at a skate park in Astoria, Queens. He tried to steal my board, then got distracted by someone else's board, then jumped back on his own and innocently cruised the concrete as if he hadn't just tried to kill the sesh. A quick Internet search will show that many types of animals are capable of riding skateboards, but only the bulldog can be bred to shred." -- Guitarist Chris Diken
Brooklyn's Radical Dads opened the sold-out Clap Your Hand Say Yeah show last week at Webster Hall. I'm not that familiar with the band's music but will make a point of hunting down the band's debut disc Mega Rama. The band also has a new 7", "Skateboard Bulldog", posted above. The band's music has a 90's post-punk sound that sounds like some of the bands that came out of the post-harDCore DC scene in the 90's (Velocity Girl and Tsunami are the first two bands that come to mind).
Radical Dads are playing Whatever Blog's holiday party on Dec. 15th @ Cake Shop along with Hilly Eye (ex-Titus Andronicus), EULA, and Libel. Cover is $8 and Radical Dads go on at 11PM. The next night, Radical Dads are playing Brooklyn Night Bazaar (149 Kent Avenue) along with Fucked Up, DOM, Big Troubles and Caged Animals. Tickets are $10 and doors are at 5PM.