Remember when hardcore was fun and positive? Explode And Make Up do. Why? Cuz they’re old. Cuz they remember a time before eyeliner, tight black jeans, studded belts, and online whoring were part of the genre’s essentials. Lifetime basement shows? Explode And Make Up were there. Mailing demos back and forth? Been there, done that. Getting picked on at school for wearing a Circle Jerks shirt? Not in 2009, buddy. Featuring members and ex-members of 88 Fingers Louie, The Methadones, The Bomb, The Story So Far,and Tomorrows Gone, you can bet these guys aren’t gonna whine about high school and ex-girlfriends. Listen to “The Crew” and “Can I Say” and then come on over!