"Songs these days have become a lot shorter because people don't seem to have time to listen to whole songs anymore," laments Takanori Nishikawa, vocalist of Abingdon Boys School. "They just (listen to) their favorite part and then skip to another song."

Nishikawa is hoping the public can get over their collective attention-deficit disorder and give Abingdon Boys School's newest album, "Abingdon Road," a proper start-to-finish listen.

The band's music consists of glossy rock-guitar solos, harmonized choruses and pummeling drums, best represented by 2009 single "JAP." The resulting mix summons images of 1980s hair-band era Van Halen and edgier '90s rock outfits such as Jane's Addiction.