RAGING NATHANS: Losing It: LP

Pop punk as a descriptor has either become passe or carries too many potentially negative connotations. Bands with releases of this caliber, that transcend those former shackles, will be said to bring the boom jangle. Heavy-driving low end holding down fuzz-filled bratty pop hooks coupled with bummer party lyrics about relationships and altered states. When three of the best and most consistent record labels are coming together to release your three-piece from Dayton, OH’s first full-length, you know you’re on to something. Losing It, a handful of cold ones, and a tubin’ trip to the river will provide a nice respite from this summer’s heat. 

 –Matt Seward (Rad Girlfriend, radgirlfriendrecords.com / Dead Broke, deadbrokerecords.com / Recess, recessrecords.com)