SLOW DEATH, THE / THE RAGING NATHANS: Split: 7”

Two solid, modern/current American staples here. The Slow Death’s first track gives off a Jawbreaker vibe, with a happier chorus, while the second is truthfully-done take on Negative Approach’s classic, “Nothing.” Wasn’t expecting that, but it’s well done. On the flip, The Raging Nathans prove to be one of the consistent bands doing this sort of thing currently. These two cuts are a little reminiscent of Jon Cougar Concentration Camp (at least to me). Great cover art by Vacation’s one and only, Evan Wolff. –Steve Adamyk (Rad Girlfriend, radgirlfriendrecords.com / ADD, addrecs.com)