RAGING NATHANS, THE: Self-titled: 7”

With these four songs we are introduced to the Raging Nathans, a band of ragtag punk musicians haunted by the ghost of the ‘90s. They play quick but tight pop punk in the Epitaph/Fat Wreck vein. The production is slurred enough to create sort of a sonic barrage, generating a more muddled sound through which the vocals pierce through. Their songs are melodic, but are not what one might call “catchy.” This rough, carpe diem, “finish the songs before they finish you” mentality flows through the whole disc. They demand brevity and, since it is the soul of wit, I will be brief. It was okay.

 –Bryan Static (Rad Girlfriend)