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Dan Padilla / Press

“You know what I like about us? We’re too damn good, too damn drunk, and too damn ugly to be popular. All of this will never be ruined by an influx of shitty sixteen-year-old kids or a full color exposé as the latest threat to America’s youth in USA Today. Only fat people with drinking problems want to be/ care about fat people with drinking problems! This shit is foolproof until we die or get committed! I’ve never seen Dan Padilla, the man or the band, but I know for a fact that it’s bands like this that make me happy to be a part of all of this in whatever ways I find myself and charged to keep at it despite the deepening debt and Fest AIDS, which is sure to strike again this year, as it does every year. Musically, it’s just about what you’d expect from the sum of its parts (dudes from Tiltwheel, Bloodbath & Beyond, and Altaira). Gritty and a little jangly, at times almost a little country/ bluesy, pop punk with a touch of early Jawbreaker, Leatherface, and probably Hüsk”

“It would be funny to be the one Razorcake writer who doesn’t like all things Tiltwheel and Tiltwheel-related, but I just can’t do it. This CD rules! Dan Padilla stars Davey Tiltwheel, J. Wang, and Gene Doney. Super good melodic punk, about friends, nostalgia, et.al. And, for some reason, when I put it into my CD player, I got a crazy, painful electrical shock, which I could blame on my ridiculous leopard-print slippers, but instead chose to blame on punk rock. Dude! If this were a cereal, it’d be Frosted Mini-Wheats. Crunchy melodies with total sweet pop goodness on top. This CD makes me want to be twenty again, even though (I think) everyone in the band is old. Strange. –Maddy (ADD)”

“There’s a part of me that wants to say that this is what the Replacements would sound like as a basement/party punk band, but another says that’s just taking an easy way out. There’s going to be inevitable Tiltwheel references made, but I think that’s fitting considering it’s some of the same dudes. There’s notable differences though, as Dan Padilla’s got a bit more soul to it (I know it’s been said before by other people, but it’s true), with an occasional touch of country twang, but it’s still rockin’ through and through. My only complaint is that this is a great summer night record, and here I got it in the middle of winter. –Joe Evans III (ADD)”

“Jay Wang Interview for Scene Point Blank blog”