There are so many solid songs on this album, I can't pick a favorite. Going Dark is a cool song but there is a small moment near the end where I swear I hear a laugh, and man, that makes the song that much better. This album will no doubt be one to turn on a new generation of punks. And I can’t fail to mention how much I totally adore Joel Tannenbaum’s voice.
Also, though I don’t talk about it much (probably because most of these promos that I get are via download) packaging design is so fucking important. Album covers and the overall design concept always sets the stage for an album. I don’t care how much space my record/cd/tape collection takes, I want to hold music in my hands. I love that Ex Friends’ packaging embraces the feel of real paper and gives a nod to the times when cut and paste and newsprint designs were what punk rock used to look like while totally adding flare and bringing it into the digital age.