The punk rock band Hangnail have indeed returned with a vengeance and are set to make all of you long time fans and fence sitters, instant fans of the band again. How might they accomplish this goal? Well with just one spin of their “Live” album it becomes abundantly clear just how much raw talent and power these men wielded through their instruments. Hangnail weren’t just another pop-punk band meant to ride the coattails of Billie Joe and Green Day with faux English accents, spiky hair, and pretend attitudes. Hangnail were far from that whole scene and their talent can’t be over looked. If you haven’t given this new Live album a spin, you are doing yourself a huge disservice. These 18 songs (and 1 intro) are some of the most powerful, melodic, technical, and spiritual punk rock songs you’ll ever hear outside of a polished Hollywood studio with a giant budget. It’s amazing how crisp and clear these songs truly sound and the bite that this release holds. If anyone wanted the perfect introduction to Hangnail, this should always be it then go back with Transparent, Facing Changes, and Self Titled. I was so excited to be given the opportunity to “release” this fantastic live album and I am thrilled to be able to share it with all of you. We welcome back Hangnail with arms wide open and it is my hope the guys will consider sticking around a little bit longer. If you like what you hear, make sure to pick up a shirt or two in the merch store.