RANDOM ORBITS: Heart Attacks: LP

These guys are partial to mainline, Fat Wreck-fueled punk, but that’s not a horrid starting point to build off of. If Lagwagon was a little less focused, they’d be Random Orbits. There are way too many weird guitar solo-ish licks thrown in, but the songs are otherwise palatable enough. I like the incessant we’re from Washington state theme that permeates Heart Attacks, including the imprint on the sleeve that reads, “Northwest or Get Fucked.” Definitely the kind of band that could get big quickly, Random Orbits aren’t trying to reinvent the wheel. Now that’s punk!

 –Art Ettinger (La Escalera, laescalerarecords.com)