WORTHWHILE WAY: “The Braves” b/w “Momiji”: 7”

Wow! This limited-to-one-hundred single comes off like a thank you letter to, well, life! The playing is so earnestly uplifting, along with the hopeful and reflective lyrics; I think this is just what my weary soul needs right now in light of our current world affairs. Check “Momiji” out on the Razorcake Channel from Fest 14, let the band’s infectious joy fill your soul, smile, and then get your hands on one of the other ninety-nine copies out there. –Garrett Barnwell (No Idea, noidearecords.com)