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The Acro-brats / Bio

This Boston punk quartet is not some hardcore-retread of S.S. Decontrol, Gang Green, D.Y.S., and Jerry’s Kids. The eight-year vets’ four-song 7” 45 is like the tight, hard-wound, quick-tempo-but-not-thrash, power-punk of the Zero Boys (especially), Angry Samoans, and Toxic Reasons, and—as the more mid-tempo breakdown bridge in “Well Enough Alone” demonstrates—slower Bad Brains. “Simpleton” even starts like The Doors’ 1968 #3 “Touch Me,” confirmation that these guys imbibe the history of great rock ‘n’ roll, period. And the big standout is the roaring, hard, heavy twin guitar sound of Chris Brat and Daniel Brat—favorably, I keep thinking about Social Distortion’s killer “Mass Hysteria”—and all four can flat out play, one of the biggest things missing in modern same-old-same-old punk. Hair Trigger will have you looking for their older albums Go Down Swinging and Kicking & Screaming" - The Big Takeover

"There're two types of punk rock. One comes from politics, spitting at power with naked disdain. The other is pure fun, designed to get turn the mosh pit into something like a pogo party. The Acro-brats are very much the latter. On their new EP, their spiritedness is exemplified by the excellent syncopation of the title track, or the "¡adios muchachos!" at the end of "Be My Guest." They're a wickedly tight outfit altogether, but the most essential element is the lead vocals from Chris Brat, who has a smarmy, young growl that any self-respecting punk rocker should emulate. "Hey, Medusa!" he and his bandmates call out. "What you done to your hair?" and then, after a few key handclaps: "Don't you look at me with that stare!" Influences range from Social Distortion ("Gone for Good") to the Cult ("Sick of Me"), but this four-piece mainly turns the fun up to 11." - Weekly Dig

General Info

Band Members
Chris Brat, Swid, Daniel, Hu
Artist Name
The Acro-brats
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/theacrobrats
Active Since
01/02
Genres
Rock / Punk / Garage

Contact Info

Location
Charlestown, MA