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Tours: Brutal Youth (Europe)

Brutal YouthToronto hardcore punk act Brutal Youth has announced that they will be hopping the pond for a tour of Europe this April.  The band released their latest full length, Sanguine, back in 2016 via Stomp Records

Tour dates are below.

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Lost Love – Here’s 15 Cents, Now We’re Even

Stomp RecordsLost Love have just released their video for their single “Here’s 15 Cents, Now We’re Even.”

The track comes from their sophomore album Comfortable Scars that was released last year throughStomp Records.

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The Real McKenzies

Two Devils Will Talk

STOMP Records (CAN) / Fat Wreck Chords (US)
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

What can I say about The Real McKenzies that hasn’t been said before?  The roughneck Vancouver-based crew of Celtic misfits have been an undeniable force in the global punk scene since the early 90’s and continue to build on their legacy with each passing album and release.  Their latest full length, Two Devils Will Talk, continues the brash bagpipe-meets-punk-rock formula that the band remains best known for.

Paul McKenzie’s unmistakable vocal presence sounds as weathered and energetic as ever, enhanced by a rasp bestowed by a lengthy career and the passage of time.  “We’ll march and we’ll never falter, side by side we’ll sing our song, let’s have a cheer for our fallen brethren, through us they will never die,” belts the band in a whiskey-drenched choral cry, reflecting The Real McKenzies’ stubborn, undying drive.  “Due West” launches into a quick-landing tempo that persists through the lion’s share of Two Devils Will Talk’s.  Make no mistake, Two Devils Will Talk is a quick and rambunctious beast, seldom pausing to catch its breath.  “Weyburn” and “One Day” further join in on the excitement, hammering through chorus and verse with a quick-paced melodic drive that is every bit as singable as it is sonically agile.  Later offerings like “Pedal,” “The Town” and “The Comeback” follow suit, with the latter trumpeting some seriously speedy riffs embodying the track’s message of resistance and longevity.  In terms of outright style, the disc feels markedly more Flatfoot 56 than Flogging Molly.  In other words, this time around, there is an undeniable punk-rock presence leading at the helm.

It isn’t until the hearty, wayward tune “Seafarers” that the boys embark on a mid-tempo adventure onto the high seas.  A classic Real McKenzies excursion chronicling a crew narrowly defying disaster.   Likewise, the nostalgic Stan Rogers Canadian acepella classic “Northwest Passage” marks a rare and powerful vocal-exclusive moment reminiscent of The Dreadnoughts, before transforming the colonial tale of “discovery” into a full-on punk tune.  It’s a great rendition of the song, even if the track’s romanticized view of colonial history has long since been challenged by historical scholarship.

As always, The Real McKenzies deliver a prime example of the fun to be had in the raucous world of Celtic punk.  Two Devils Will Talk reinforces that the sands of time have done little to dull The Real Mckenzies sharp edge.  While the album doesn’t necessarily differentiate itself from the band’s discography, Two Devils Will Talk is a case where more of the same is more than welcome when the product is so well founded.  Another worthwhile and entertaining offering by one of Celtic punk’s finest.

Isotopes – Legend Of George Brett

Isotopes 1994 WSCThe Isotopes are streaming a new song from their upcoming album, 1994 World Series Champions, which is set to drop on April 17, 2017 via Destiny Records in the UK and Europe, along with long term teammates, Stomp Records in Canada and the US. 

Watch a video for the song “Legend Of George Brett” below.

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Sammy Kay – Wanderlust

Sammy KaySammy Kay has announced plans for his next album.  The disc will be titled Untitled and is set to drop on April 7, 2017 via Stomp Records.  Sammy Kay last released Forth Street Singers back in 2015.

Listen to “Wanderlust” and make pre-orders here.

The Penske File Performs Session For The Rock Room

Penske FileBurlington, Ontario folk-punk trio The Penske File recently played played a song for a session at The Rock Room.  The session features the song “Party Time Liars” from their latest full length, Burn into the Earth, which is available now via Stomp Records.

Watch the video below.

The Real McKenzies Streaming New Album In Full

the-real-mckenziesLong running Celtic punk greats The Real McKenzies have premiered a full stream of their new album, Two Devils Will Talk, which is set for release on March 3, 2017 via Fat Wreck Chords (US) and Stomp Records (CAN).

Listen to the disc here courtesy Brooklyn Vegan.

The Isotopes Announce New LP ‘1994 World Series Champions’

Isotopes 1994 WSCThe Isotopes are back and about to step up to bat in fine form with their new album, 1994 World Series Champions, the album contains ten crushing baseball punk anthems that showcase the Isotopes vast baseball acumen and sharp clubhouse wit. The new album sees the Isotopes link up with Destiny Records in the UK and Europe, along with long term teammates, Stomp Records in Canada and the US. 

The Isotopes website can be found here

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Sammy Kay Announced New LP

Sammy KaySammy Kay has announced plans for his next album.  The disc will be titled Untitled and is set to drop on April 7, 2017 via Stomp Records.

Sammy Kay last released Forth Street Singers back in 2015.

Tours: The Isotopes

The IsotopesVancouver pop-punk baseball club The Isoptopes will be hitting the road in Canada and Europe as support for The Real McKenzies.  The band continues to support their recent 2015 full length, Nuclear Strikezone, out now on Stomp Records.

Tour dates can be found below.

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The Real McKenzies – Due West

the-real-mckenziesLong running Celtic punk greats The Real McKenzies have premiered a new song from their next full length.  The track is titled “Due West” and the disc will be titled Two Devils Will Talk, which is set for release on March 3, 2017 via Fat Wreck Chords (US) and Stomp Records (CAN).

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Duotang

The New Occupation

Stomp Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

Winnipeg mod-rock, post-punk act Duotang won’t likely be a household name for that have entered the Canadian punk scene over the past ten years.  The Manitoban duo boasted a healthy following in the college rock scene right up to their 2002 hiatus.  A fifteen year hiatus can take a toll on a band’s reputation, and as someone who missed out on them the first time through, I haven’t stumbled across many reviewers citing Duotang in recent years.  That being said, when the band reunited twelve years later, the swaths of sold out shows clearly sparked an interest in their dormant fanbase.

Fast forward a couple of years and Duotang return to the studio to record their first new album in over fifteen years.  The result, The New Occupation, maintains the spirit of Duotang’s legacy, but brings their somewhat dated, turn of the century college mod-rock sound firmly into the present.  Curiously, the band acknowledges their new reality in opener “Nostalgia’s A Vice” in a direct reference to nothing being the same since 2001 – the year they released their final album before taking a break.  “You’ve got to move on, explore the options, and embrace, something new,” sings the band in nasally vocal style brings to mind labelmate Jesse LeBourdais.  The message of moving out of nostalgia’s shadow seems to be directed at themselves, serving as a fitting precursor to an album that lives in the present rather than rekindling a past flame.

The most immediately noticeable example of Duotang’s contemporary approach runs through The New Occupation as an overall richness of sound.  For a two person act, the band adds additional layers of instrumentation and production that simply wouldn’t have happened back in the college circuit in the late 90’s.  Just listen to the bursting horns bolstering the chorus melody of the title track, and the intermittent but invigorating organ blasts livening up “Karma Needs To Come Around.”  Both harmonize naturally alongside the thick bass grooves that Duotang executes so well.  The album also benefits from quite an array of tempo shifts, from the quick buoyant energy pulsing through “Prisoner’s Dilemma,” to the thoughtful, reserved pacing of “The Happening” and “Quite Content In The Rut.”  Simply put, Duotang exhibit an admirable depth of personality and songwriting.

Overall, Duotang offer a convincing argument for their reunion and return to the studio.  The New Occupation offers more than a mere flashback or nostalgia trip – it makes Duotang relevant again.  The only significant criticism speaks to the style itself.  If you’re not into the mod-rock scene, The New Occupation won’t likely change your view.  But even so, the band draws upon enough elements of post-punk and pop-rock to land some darn catchy choruses that may bridge that divide.  Easily worth checking out for newcomers and a no brainer for returning fans.

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Brutal Youth

Sanguine

Stomp Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

Wasting no time since the release of their breakout EP, Bottoming Out, Newfoundland hardcore act Brutal Youth signed on with Montreal punk label Stomp Records for their next instalment.  Entitled Sanguine, the LP capitalizes on the four-piece’s penchant for balancing rough cut hardcore punk with a melodic intent.  The tracks range from short bursts of rage-fueled aggression, to anthemic barking calls for social mobilization.  

The album opens with a rough barking roar, sure to intimidate those with soft bellies and a weak constitution.  Brutal Youth set the tone as one of offence – assailment over defence, initiative over reaction.  These boys don’t subscribe to social pleasantries.  Case and point: the breakneck pace and forceful vocal onslaught of “Denial,” which plateaus in an aggressive anthemic call to open your eyes and look past the lies we feed ourselves.  With the tone firmly set, “Chlorine” follows with abrasive riffs raging against a bout of rattling, brash drums.  Others like “Anger,” “Hostile Work Environment,” and “Bargaining” plough onwards like a sole survivor clinging to life in an apocalyptic city.  Simply put, it’s a classic case of Black Flag, Outbreak – and any number of 80’s inspired hardcore punk acts – done right.  

But Sanguine is more than just firsts and fury.  In particular, the Brutal Youth hints at their melodic underlay in the conventional chorus-verse format of bass-heavy tracks like “The King” and “Whiteway.”  Used sparingly, the band proves masters of pacing.  Tracks like “Rogue Thoughts” and “Whiteways” bridge melody and chaos with a tactful insertion of “woah-oah” laden choruses and bass-thumping intros.  Such fleeting pop-punk elements strategically serve as a crack of light faintly illuminating a dark room – bringing the bigger picture into clearer focus.

On a thematic note, the band organized the album around these of loss.  The tracks “Denial,” “Anger,” “Bargaining,” “Depression,” and “Acceptance” take their names from the sequence composing the grieving process.  Death and loss seem to be lurking around every corner, but the promise of emerging from personal despair seems to frame Sanguine’s overall album arc.  For a genre that often gets branded as “simplistic” by outsiders, Brutal Youth set the bar high in achieving overarching themes through consistently purposeful execution.

Overall, Brutal Youth continue to move in new and exciting directions, while maintaining the raw, aggressive attitude that originally saw them stand out from the pack.  If Bottoming Out marked their best work at the time, then Sanguine climbs yet another step of the ladder with no ceiling in sight.  Brutal Youth have come along way since their simplistic beginnings.  Here’s to hoping that their ascent continues with all the passion and ambition behind Sanguine.

Video: Brutal Youth – Hostile Work Environment

Brutal YouthToronto hardcore punk act Brutal Youth has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Hostile Work Environment” which appears on their new full length, Sanguine, available now via Stomp Records

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Tours: The Isotopes / Face To Face / Chixdiggit! (Canada)

The IsotopesVancouver pop-punk baseball club The Isoptopes will be hitting the road as support for separate Face To Face and Chixdiggit! concerts for select Canadian dates, along with a few solo shows.  The band continues to support their recent 2015 full length, Nuclear Strikezone, out now on Stomp Records.

Tour dates can be found below.

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K-Man & The 45's

Self Titled

Stomp Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

K-Man & The 45’s proudly flaunt their Montreal born and bred third wave ska prowess on their third full length and Stomp Records debut.  The self-titled album not only serves as a steady reminder as to the long running independent label’s legacy, but also serves as a welcome reminder that the always innovative contemporary Montreal music scene remembers its roots.  Playing a knee-jerking, elbow-swinging brand of upstroke heavy ska-punk, fans of 90’s staples like Mustard Plug, Skankin’ Pickle and Buck-O-Nine will rejoice as they dust off their pork-pie hats, dawn their blues brothers era glasses, and skank along to each brass backed beat.

K-Man & The 45’s are to ska what shorts are to summer – a natural and incredibly comfortable fit.  Steady bounding upstrokes and sharp trumpet blasts propel opener “They Gotta Know” into instant energy.  The infectious rhythm is so immediately catchy that it stands to involuntarily trigger the muscles of anyone foolish enough to resist.  With a closing bridge melding an eclectic mix of rockabilly and surf guitar, K-Man & the 45’s demonstrates a keen knowledge of their craft.  Further, the call to break from the everyday grind with its faceless radio soundtrack and give it all up in the name of the gods of ska frames the album’s enlivening spirit to the core.  The party rages on into “Poppy’s Back in Town” with plenty of organ bursts accompanying Kman’s nasally, Mustard Plug influenced performance, while the brass section clearly takes the fore in “I Don’t Mind.”  

It isn’t until “Rudy Don’t Smoke” that the band changes gears, drawing upon a darker, murkier atmosphere achieved through a haze of low-spoken backing vocals and saxophone solos.  Neighbouring tune “PIece Of The Action” smartly plays off this subtle twist as the long-drawn brass takes on somewhat of a bluesy, film noir personae, while “Space Thriller” pushes even a step farther with echoing vocals that echo the track’s sense of mystery and seduction.  The slight stylistic reorientation maintains continuity with the lively opening tracks, but really pays hommage to the brass era without treading too far (akin to similar tangents of late-career Buck-O-Nine).

By the time the album wraps up, K-Man & the 45’s have skanked their way to the finish line in grand fashion.  While the band takes a safe a approach to familiar sound, their expert execution and emerging subtleties make for an invigorating listen that confidently holds up to the genre’s legacy acts.  The Montreal five-piece has picked a fine piece of work to represent their self-titled effort, and is sure to garner attention from longtime ska fans and newcomers alike.  

Brutal Youth Full Album Stream

Brutal YouthToronto hardcore punk act Brutal Youth is streaming their upcoming full length, Sanguine, which is set to drop on Sept 23, 2016 via Stomp Records. Coinciding with the announcement the band is streaming their first single, “The King.”

Listen to the full disc here.

Brutal Youth Announces New LP; Streams First Track

Brutal YouthToronto hardcore punk act Brutal Youth has announced details for the release of their next album.  The disc will be titled Sanguine and is set to drop on Sept 23, 2016 via Stomp Records. Coinciding with the announcement the band is streaming their first single, “The King.”

Listen to the song below along with the track listing.

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Fire Next Time Announce International Tour

Fire Next TimeEdmonton, Alberta’s dark force of existentialism and folk punk fury, Stomp Records artists Fire Next Time have just unveiled plans for their most ambitious tour to date. The three continent-spanning tour is in support of their recently released vinyl version of Cold Hands and mark the first time the band has performed together overseas. 

Beginning in their home base of Edmonton, the band will head east across Canada before heading overseas to visit Russia and Eastern Europe, returning to Canada for the final dates. The tour will wrap up in time for the band to prepare for their first appearance at The Fest in Florida. 

The vinyl release comes from Ghost Buffalo Records and comes in two variants, smoke grey and electric orange.

Full tour dates can be seen below:

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Dig It Up

Dig It Up

Bad Water

STOMP Records
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Rating: 3/5

 
 

 

 

If you’re looking for a blend of hardnosed rock and hardcore, then look no further than Montreal’s Dig it Up for a gratifying fix.  Belted lyrics and full bodied riffs make for an aggressive and unapologetic output.  The band’s latest full length, Bad Water, easily furthers the four-piece’s reputation with twelve new rapid fire tracks sure to push their audience to their feet with their fists raised to the sky.

 Bad Water rips open with a warrior’s battle cry fervently proclaiming that the only rule is that there are no rules.  The aptly titled “Anything Goes” validates the very human need to just unload the tension welling within after the suffocating grip of a tough week.  “I’m hanging from the ceiling, bouncing off the walls… I’ve lost control… I won’t apologize,” shouts the band in a throaty show of defiance.  The level of distain and disillusionment continues into “You’ll Get Cursed Out,” in which the band speaks out against the inaction of civil debate with an ill-informed populace (“No rationale, you’re mouth keeps running and nobody learns a thing”).  The discontent amps up further in “Tell A Hard Luck Story” as they outright reject the pleas of those in the throws of hardship due to their own poor decisions, wagging a disapproving finger in lines like “If you had made better decisions, you would be in a better position.”  Further, tracks like “Afraid” and “Danger” plummet into the dark void of fear, as Dig It Up explores how ominous truths can rock the very foundation of one’s existence.

 The sincerity of such fear and resistance bleeds through in the steadfast musical accompaniment. The tracks predominantly crawl at a forceful pace, forcing listeners against an inescapable wall of crunching guitar and thunderous bass in the same vein as Death by Stereo.  A southern disposition slips into the guitars for their big hard rock solos and various bridges.  For instance, a mid-song departure in “Keep Away” places the spotlight squarely on southern hard rock guitar with grand attitude and effect.  The mood seldom strays from this rock hard path, so those looking for hidden surprise would be better suited reevaluating their expectations and raising their stamina.

 Overall, Bad Water continues Dig It Up’s firm march forward as a forceful hard rock and hardcore act to be reckoned with. Bad Water doesn’t trigger any startling revelations, instead opting to further refine their take on the classic hardcore formula previously explored in Manners.  Catchy, aggressive, and unrelenting. 

Video: The Isotopes – Hasta La Vista

The IsotopesVancouver pop-punk baseball club The Isoptopes has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Hasta La Vista” from their 2015 full length, Nuclear Strikezone, out now on Stomp Records.

Watch the video below.  Check out our review of the album here.

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Video: Lost Love – Scotch n’ Soda

Stomp RecordsLost Love have just released their video for their single Scotch n’Soda.

The track comes from their sophomore album ‘‘Comfortable Scars’‘ that was just released through Stomp Records.

The band is currently touring Europe in support of the album.

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Lost Love announces canadian tour

Lost loveLost Love announced a Canadian tour that’s gonna take place from April 21st to May 15th to support their upcoming new album “Comfortable Scars,” set to for an April 22, 2016 release.

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Video: The Beatdown – Sailing The Sea

The Beatdown Meets Hugo MudieMontreal Reggae outfit The Beatdown has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Sailing The Sea,” which appears on their latest album, The Beatdown Meets Hugo Mudie, available now via STOMP Records.

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Video: The Penske File – Party Time Liars

Penske FileBurlington, Ontario folk-punk trio The Penske File has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “The Penske File” and appears on their brand new full length, Burn into the Earth, which was released via Stomp Records back in June.

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Brutal Youth Sign To Stomp Records

Stomp RecordsBrutal Youth has signed on with Stomp Records. The band plans to release a brand new full-length in early 2016.  For the remainder of the month the band will be touring with PEARS and A Wilhelm Scream.

Tour dates are below.

The band continues to support their latest EP, “Bottoming Out,” which was released back in February via Paper + Plastick Records.

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Video: The Hellbound Hepcats – If You Ever Come Back

Hellbound HepcatsSwanky psychobilly hip shakers The Hellnound Hepcats have premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “If You Ever Come Back” from their latest LP, “Turn Me Inside Out,” released later this year via Stomp Records.

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Tours: Gutter Demons / The Raygun Cowboys

Gutter DemonsQuebec psychobilly mainstays The Gutter Demons have announced that they will be heading West with Raygun Cowboys for a short tour in support of their upcoming new full length this December.  Their fourth LP will be titled Unfinished Business which is due out December 4, 2015 via Falsetto Music Agency.  

Tour dates are below.

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Video: The Brains – Out In The Dark

The BrainsMontreal psychobilly act The Brains has premiered a new music video.  The video features the title track from their upcoming new album, Out In The Dark, due out October 30, 2015 via Stomp Records.  Pre-orders are available at Bandcamp.

Watch the video below and be sure to check out review of the upcoming LP.

The album serves as a follow up to their 2013 full length, The Monster Within.

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The Brains

The Brains

Out In The Dark

Stomp Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

Montreal mainstays The Brains are a beast of modern psychobilly output.  After over a decade on the horror scene and a series of ups and downs, René de la Muerte and company are back with their seventh studio full length, Out In The Dark.  This time around, the undead trio take a back to basics approach born of pure horror themes and upright bass slapping that showcases their undeniable tightness as a unit.  What is there to say about Out In The Dark than can’t also be said about the The Brains’ impressive past three albums?  Well, not much, because at this point the band doesn’t need more than a bass-leading beat and a spooky idea to do what they do best – rock your brains out.

 Key to their success, the band channels the right balance of fast and slow, clean and distorted, rumble and thumping across their latest thirty minute romp through the gruesome streets of terrorville.  Look no further than the mood setting title track and opener “Out In The Dark” for a prime example of a mid-tempo toe tapper.  Within moments, The Brains sink their gnashing, melody laced teeth into listeners’ ears with big chorus hooks enhanced with sparingly placed but eerily effective piano notes, a salvo of “woo-ooahs” and a dirty guitar solo.  What starts out ominously doubles as a danceable rockabilly flavoured showpiece sure to incite bursts of kinetic energy in any audience.  

 Soon thereafter, The Brains accelerate into the rapid fire pace of “The Witch,” a song with a blistering pace that mirrors the frantic fever of a witch hunt.  “Burn the witch and send her back to hell” spouts Rene, echoed by an accompanying hoarse, otherworldly whisper.  Other examples of The Brains at their speediest include “Watch Out,” which spotlights all of the above at a heightened tempo with some lively guitar work to boot.  Those familiar with the Koffin Kats will feel right at home as these tunes accelerate quickly at an unapologetic punked up pace.  On the flip side, “Need You Now” scales back the tempo and spotlights the bone chilling guitar reverb and indulgently thick rumble of Colin The Dead’s thumping upright double bass.  Feeding on this style, tracks like “Break” tap into big sing along choruses.  

 Album highlights “It’s Alive” and “Lifetime” really showcase how far The Brains’ have come in a short while.  In particular, the drum and bass work play off one another in an instantly ear grabbing way.  Listeners will immediately be drawn to drummer Phil The Beast’s background pounding, which seems to weave its way into Colin’s steadily clicking bass.  The result is wholly unique on the album, pumping in some extra juice midway in the album.  Also of note, at the apex of guitar solos and splashes of 50’s rock n’ roll flavour sits “Wolfman” with a fierce bite that further makes for a rich and focused psychobilly experience.

 For the steadily legion of amassing Brains fans out there, Out In The Dark once again quells the seemingly insatiable appetite for raw and rampant psychobilly.  Some may point out that the album still remains heavy on vocal repetition, particularly in choruses, but given how tight the trio brings everything together, more often than not you’ll find yourself singing along rather than growing tiring of any of the lengthy choral loops.  So dim the lights and embrace getting out in the dark – The Brain have done it again.

BOIDS

Boids

Superbafrango

Stomp Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

If you’re a stickler for hook heavy pop-punk, melody rich punk rock, or any other narrowly defined punk genre, then pass on by Boids.  You won’t find anything clean or predictable about this hectic Montreal four-piece.  In fact, you’d be hard pressed to pin these rabid songsmiths down to any traditional category.  Even innovative self-identified slang like “hard-pop core-punk” comes up short.  Boids are an eclectic bunch to put it lightly, and their sophomore full length, Superbafrango, won’t disappoint those looking to let down their hair and convulse wildly to this madhouse of spastic, ebullient tunes.

This time around, Boids run the gamut of punk tunes, from unapologetic ragers to peppy little ditties.  Opener “Human Bomb” commits to the realm of old school frenetic punk.  “Give me all your money I’m a human bomb” barks the band with their underlying 80’s hardcore punk allegiance.  Propelled by all sorts of harsh angular riffs and a screeching explosive finale, the song furthers comparisons to age old icons like Black Flag, in line with labelmates The BCASA.  When the band gets a shot of adrenaline, all bets are off to the safety of you and your loved ones.  A track like “Bless This Mess” amps up the tempo and sprays a hail of guitar and vocal gunfire like a madman.  The result is as sloppy, thrashy and as unyielding as a shrapnel bomb.  Likewise, “Plague Dogz” channels the incessant paranoid ramblings of a tinfoil hat sporting conspiracy theorist as they shout manically with inane insistence, “the lizard people put a chip in my brain.”

In truth, once you get over the initial shock of it all, Superbafrango harnesses considerably more structure than their debut, We Stalk Each Other Like Animals.  Songs like “Automatic Satisfaction” and “Valois Loveletter” revisit the Ramonesey-style pop-punk of Riverboat Gamblers and Dead To Me with little hesitancy.  The former hops along at a rumbling pace and “woo-ooh” styled vocals with a cheeky disregard for previously encountered chaos, while the latter marches to a steady rolling rhythm that’s every bit as catchy as it is rambunctious.  “Mole People” combines that trademark Boids humour with a riff-heavy mid-tempo guitar crunch that’s crazier and more far out than their past efforts.  Songs like “Gogama” and “Money Kollektor” playfully channel a disregard for rationality in a way that’s reminiscent of the short lived by highly contagious Awesome Snakes.  That satisfying, unpredictable nature culminates in a punked up cover of the The Silhouette’s 50’s doo-wop classic, “Get A Job,” and it couldn’t be a more fitting showpiece of Boids’ deep rooted pervasivity.

Once again, Boids showcase their raw and ragged talents with an outside of the box style that doesn’t just step beyond known boundaries, but seems happy to kick them to the curb in the process.  Superbafrango throws everything you know about punk rock in the blender and mixes it up.  While pretty much every element of the genre is present, the track sequencing and in-song ordering of it all will keep you guessing.  Perhaps more accurately, Boids has turned out an album that can most accurately be described as Boids; how very Boids of them.