The Arrivals long-awaited new full-length on Recess! Paddy from D4 on bass! Modern intelligence ain’t really much to write home about. The sad thing is that it doesn’t take much to NOT be a total dumbshit in this climate. The Arrivals write some of the greatest songs with some of the best hooks ever. The lyrics to these masterpieces are, gulp, er, actually intelligent. Not just exclusively book intelligent, and not just street smarts neither. They're something vital and relevant for and by 30-something punks that can translate and inspire anyone at any age. And not that “Rectospective granulator cosmopheric ramulator” shit, but stuff we can all understand.
You don’t need to be pumped up with watered down political sloganeering for 12 year olds. "Volatile Molotov" includes paranoia, desperation, and even some humor. 3 great ingredients for an album.