NOBODYS / THE RAGING NATHANS: Split: 7”

More lewd and crude pop punk rock’n’roll from the Nobodys, their first new material in fifteen years. The songs are okay; pretty ho-hum really, and the recording doesn’t help. The sound is far too clean, especially for a band that has always traded on the sleazier side of pop punk. The winner of this split, by far, is The Raging Nathans, a band that’s new to me. With a much punchier recording, these guys fit right in with their modern pop punk brethren in sound, style, and lyrical content. Fans of Teenage Bottlerocket, The Copyrights, and the Dopamines will dig this. –Chad Williams (Rad Girlfriend, radgirlfriendrecords.com)