RINGERS: Detention Halls: CD

These dudes from Boston have no problem stepping directly into the vacant shoes left by Bent Outta Shape, and then boldly moving forward in them. They seem a pretty good fit, too. Just imagine if B.O.S. had evolved a couple more albums, essentially it’s what this new Ringers album sounds like. Wicked hooks that stay with you for days, the guts you hear in songs by Drunken Boat or One Reason, all glued together with these jangly, Springsteeny guitars that just make your ears throb, but you still want more. This is one of those records that you should listen to real loud on the way to the beach.

 –ben (1234 Go!)