Briefs- Platinum Rats CD. Holy shit, has it really been 14 years since The Briefs released ‘Steal Yer Heart’? Yes it has, but it sure doesn’t sound like it on their new album‘Platinum Rats’. Many years have zipped by since that album and The Briefs are just as frantic, energetic, and snotty as ever. Like a scud missile from outer space, the Briefs burst on the scene with “Hit After Hit,” sewing together a tattered tapestry of 70s-style punk—with nods towards Dangerhouse Records, Devo, Thrasher Magazine, and the Adverts. These iconic brutes are back with this killer new album that sounds just as raw, wired and wild as their debut album. Recommended.