AR-KAICS, THE: Self-titled: LP

Do the math: LP=more of what you love. This is a full-length from a Richmond band whose singles have been full-on bankers for value if you’re into the ratchety end of the ‘60s punk revival bands. Solid rock’n’roll with overdriven guitars, snotty attitude, Bo Diddley beats, and choruses with excellent back ups. Too many bands nowadays seem to think this sort of thing is easy to do. Those Thee types only walking the walk will falter at some point. This band is the full package. Never has something so unoriginal sounded so fresh.

 –Billups Allen (Windian, windianrecords.com)