7. Roomrunner, 'Separate'
Four Baltimore guys doing the kind of Midwest-inspired punk thud that nobody else ever gets right. Roomrunner build on the Nineties roar of Touch & Go legends like Arcwelder or Tar, except with more melody going on. "Slow" sounds like a bleak winter day when you back into a snowbank, spin your wheels for a minute, then realize you'd rather spend all day stuck in the snowbank. Needless to say, it sounds best on cassette.