Skate punk, generally speaking, is a musical neighborhood of burnouts, drifters, and goofballs driven by a proud indifference to pretty much everything. The songs are typically short, the tempos are fast, and the subject matter is fun but also simplistic to the point of lunacy. Anyone want to take a stab at guessing what the Descendents were getting at on “I Like Food”? By calling their second full-length Jaded and Faded, Brooklyn’s Cerebral Ballzy clearly aim to settle further into their chill-brah, too-carefree-to-give-a-shit station in life, right? It would be easy to assume so, especially considering how the band’s 2011 debut cribbed squarely from the collective songbook of Black Flag, Adolescents, and a handful of other bands who stained Southern California’s easy-living image back in the day.
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