Road Trip (2017)
This album came out at the very end of last year and Kazu from Waterslide recommended that I check them out as he though they'd be up my alley. He was absolutely right so I bought this CD when I made my most recent bulk purchase of punk rock from Japan. Revolution For Her Smile is another amazing band in what seems to be a never ending string of amazing melodic punk rock bands from Japan.
Throughout the ten songs on this album, Revolution For Her Smile turn in some amazing moments. From the bouncy and upbeat opener "Small Riots" to the more straightforward rocker "Waking Life" to the more subdued, but no less catchy "Three Chord Song" this is a band that knows the value of a high caliber hook. There are parts of the album that remind me of the equally excellent Summerman, but in general Revolution For Her Smile leans a bit fuzzier with their guitars and a bit louder overall.
I'm not sure what it is, but sometimes I really feel like Japanese bands create the best punk rock in the world. Revolution For Her Smile is another incredible band in that tradition and I can only hope that A Compilation Of Rad Youth is the first of many fantastic records that they'll put out.
Revolution For Her Smile - A Compilation of Rad Youth: