The Rival Schools debut album - 2001's United by Fate - was one of my favorite records of the past decade. Of course Rival Schools main man Walter Schreifels was also responsible for one of my favorite records of the 90s - Quicksand's debut, Slip. I was psyched when I heard Rival Schools were reuniting in 2008 (after breaking up in 2003) to play some shows. I was super psyched when they released a new record last year called Pedals (a damn fine record). Let's hope their next record doesn't take another 10 years.