Radical Sabbatical, the 2009 release from local rockers the Days the Nights, was a welcome surprise of complex, hook-heavy anthems aimed squarely at listeners who appreciate the fine art of riffage, plus those who recognize the underappreciated influence of Ken Andrews. The band returns with a seven-song EP, Neon Lion, which continues this trend and helps fill the woefully depleted genre of listenable heavy rock. Good luck dislodging the hook from "America's Religion" from your brain—it's a must-hear hit song that KUFO should put in heavy rotation. That is, if KUFO ever played local music during decent hours and, well, still existed. EZRA ACE CARAEFF
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