The Disappeared manage to lasso in elements all across the board: dizzying prog-punk riffage; old school hardcore breakdowns; new school pop-punk pirate sing-alongs, and so on. The lyrics are introspective, screamy and sing-songy. The bass drives and pummels. The drums bite and explode as tightly as any punk drumming around. And the guitars are brain-rattling loud. The band just released their third EP, Nothing + Someone = Something (I Hate Punk Rock Records), and aside from a string of upcoming Midwest dates, you can catch the band on April 27, 2010 at Firebird. Bring earplugs.