The Aquabats Radio Down! EP
The Aquabats Ă˘â‚¬â€ś Radio Down! EP
Released: November 9, 2010 Fearless
There isnĂ˘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 didnĂ˘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. Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Best Day Of My Life!Ă˘â‚¬Âť 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 Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“PlayinĂ˘â‚¬â„˘ It Cool!Ă˘â‚¬Âť delivers on the silly storyline and danceable beat, it doesnĂ˘â‚¬â„˘t quite pack the same punch as the previous tracks. That said, if Radio Down! is a taste of whatĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s to come from next yearĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s full-length record, then Aquacadets can anticipate a fun adventure with their heroes.