Good pop punk and Minneapolis seem to go hand in hand, and the new full-length Resignation Day is a perfect example. The record is full of irresistible gritty pop punk that is both gruff and ultra catchy, sounding a bit like JAWBREAKER mixed with DILLINGER FOUR, with a dash of THE LAWRENCE ARMS mixed in for good measure. Banner Pilot proves passionate and has an energy that just can’t be denied and the fact that Nick and Nate used to play in RIVETHEAD and Nate also plays in OFF WITH THEIR HEADS plays a major factor. Furthermore, the real strength of this record is the song writing. The use of catchy vocal hooks, tuneful guitar lines, and bass counter-melodies packed into every track are incredibly effective in their simplicity, and create amazing songs. Not to be matched is the lyrical intent of the album. Metaphoric punches throughout the record with themes of bitterness, regret, and hindsight make Resignation Day a perfect punk record and it just sounds right!