Two contrasting songs. “Oakland” is a loud and kind of thrashy rocking number that moves quick and forceful with a dirty guitar sound and somewhat belligerent vocals. The main riff hammers and the change-ups bash through. Though it’s “Footsteps” that I keep going back to. The guitar at the beginning brings to mind Pinback. Clean, dark, and just right. The songs bounce back and forth from quiet and introspective to loud and frustrated. The way they switch, and all the bits and pieces that come in during the changes to propel the song forward, are perfect. The way they tie it all up at the end is pret’near godhead. So nice!