I just came across this band, beautiful music.
Uhh can you explain what you mean when you call the dirty heads "proto-rock"?
They are characterized like that in the Exclaim link, haven't coined it myself.
The term probably corresponds to the band's previous albums.
Ah, well that's weird. It'd be cool if there was a hip-hop/reggae/buddy holly band though.
cabin by the sea sucked
Digging: Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
It had good and bad songs. It was certainly too long. However, Dance All Night and Smoke Rings were fuckin jams man.