I didn't think Bad Advice was any better than First Things First. Both EPs are more or less situated halfway between All Time Low and New Found Glory, and that's decent—but very treacherous—territory for me.
Rust Belt Lights' Long Gone... EP is pretty decent, never heard the LP.
First Things First was better imo than Bad Advise was. Either way, I would recommend checking out the LP by Rust Belt Lights, it's really good, and in the same vein as the tracks on the split.