The Aquabats Radio Down! EP
The Aquabats Ã¢â¬â Radio Down! EP
Released: November 9, 2010 Fearless
There isnÃ¢â¬â¢t much that ties the Aquabats to their ska beginnings anymore. Much like their last album,Charge!!, this three-song EP gives the horns a rest, and lays down a heavy dose of synth melodies. If the lyrics of title track didnÃ¢â¬â¢t already encourage cranking up the volume and dancing like a fool, then the guest verse by Biz Markie would render that reaction involuntary. Ã¢â¬ÅBest Day Of My Life!Ã¢â¬Â is an infectious, positive jam with a bonus 8-bit melody that sounds like an old NES rebuilt as a synthesizer. Although the last song Ã¢â¬ÅPlayinÃ¢â¬â¢ It Cool!Ã¢â¬Â delivers on the silly storyline and danceable beat, it doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t quite pack the same punch as the previous tracks. That said, if Radio Down! is a taste of whatÃ¢â¬â¢s to come from next yearÃ¢â¬â¢s full-length record, then Aquacadets can anticipate a fun adventure with their heroes.