ARRIVALS, THE: Exsenator Orange: CD

I kept hearing about how good this band was so I decided to crawl out of my hole in the ground and check them out. “Good” is the understatement of the year. Most people use the n-word (Naked Raygun) to describe the Arrivals, and that sound is definitely there, but I actually hear more Radon than anything else. Using the least geeky terms possible, both bands make real music for real people, people who don’t give two shits about trends or popularity and play their music like it’s the most natural thing in the world. This is everything that you could want in a band: honesty, sincerity, creativity, and truckloads of the rock and roll.

 –josh (Thick)