Release date: July 20, 2004
Test Pressing: 10 black vinyl
"Reaction" is 11 songs of high energy dynamite that blends the barking bare-knuckled punch of UK82 Punk with the adrenalized, robotic energy of New Wave. You won't know whether to down a pint and smash the glass over your neighbor's head or pogo madly in place like a spastic geek. This is a surprising first record in its confidence and its freshness in a genre that can seem sometimes stuck in a well-worn groove. Great songs and a taught spring-tight band that chases you through alleys and back streets with urgent sirens of guitar leads firing stacatto machine gun drums over your head. WARNING: Speedballing these 11 tracks in one sitting may cause heart palpitations, elevated blood pressure levels and other desirable reactions. Colored wax and a foiled-stamped cover!!