Montreal Dance Punk
Canada is, like, so hottt right now. It won’t be long before labels start dragging their omnivorous nets through the lesser depths of the country’s music scene. Get ready then for a wave of Canuck bush leaguers with European affectations and Americanized populist ambition. Or so I thought before putting this on. Boy was I wrong. Two seconds into the blazing “Tomorrow Starts Today” -- all propulsive, jerky dance beats, dark waves of down stroke guitar and snotty call and response vocals -- I’d found my new summer jam. (Note to friends: expect to find this on all my future playlists). Sure, they say they’re influenced by the Cure and New Order, (yawn) and the record is all slick production -- mainstream modern rock for the coked up photoblog set -- but when the choruses are this big and fun who cares about original. Original is never this easy to dance to anyway. (The Militia Group; www.themilitiagroup.com)
Originally Published in Alternative Press.