SongoftheDay: RATS IN THE WALLS by STRUNG OUT

SongoftheDay: RATS IN THE WALLS by STRUNG OUT

For Strung Out I’m picking Rats In The Walls. This album-opener fucking rips into some classic Strung Out riffs. Starting with Jordan Burns bashing on the STRUNG_OUTtoms that builds up to Rob Ramos and Jake Kiley ripping on the guitars together to complete that melodic punk rock sound that we love and expect from Strung Out. Then in comes Jason Cruz’s epic melodic vocals that lead up to an intensely melodic chorus. This album has a good mix of the early Strung Out sound and the later, darker material. Anyways, if you’re a Strung Out fan, whichever era of the band you like most, you’ll find it on here. – MATT

(That old saying rings true, “if it tickles your ears, then go with it.”  Well, we here at rockandrolljunkie.com have it on good authority that Matt Racha is our man when it comes to Fat Wreck Chords.  He right friggin’ loves those bands, and his passion will come through this week as guest-curator for our special 25th Anniversary celebration of Fat Wreck Chords.  You can check out Matt’s band The Valveenus here, and go out and get their new album Catalyst when it is released later this month.  If you are in the Toronto area, you can see them live on Aug 22.  Check out the details here.)