Josh Dobbs, leader of THE RUNNAMUCKS, opens with "Deficit of Dreams," a marked departure from his signature RUNNAMUCKS sound, being somewhere between THE REPLACEMENTS and early DINOSAUR JR. He closes the EP with "Dial Tone," a rampage against the cell phone generation that's similar in sound and feel, though more MC5ish in the guitars. Both songs feature keyboards, adding a new wave texture to songs that were already a step ahead of the cookie-cutter punk that is, unfortunately, all the rage these days. GHOST AQUARIUM has grown quite a bit since their first release on Ripping. Rather than focusing on an early CHRISTIAN DEATH death rock sound, they now write songs akin to THE WIPERS, e.g., songs that are slower but angst-ridden with a full, minor-driven guitar sound. The two songs here, "Despite the Vices" and "Enough Time to Live," have GREG SAGE written all over them - in a good way, of course.