Fucked Up, Crystal Antlers, Strange Boys
"Toronto's FUCKED UP (Jade Tree/Matador) seamlessly plow through punk's varied past. A Fucked Up song can invoke the melodic anthems of British Oi, the brawny directness of early 80s American hardcore and the artistic autonomy of a band that doesn't care what its forebears have done before. Gruff, raspy vocals reminiscent of Negative Approach's John Brannon topple over driving guitars, sometimes favoring melody, sometimes a chaotic, down-stroke frenzy. Threading the best elements of Killed By Death obscurities through the Undertones' melody, Black Flag's aggression and Minor Threat's Marshall-driven guitars, Fucked Up rarely makes for direct comparisons, arriving instead at something wholly intense and new."
"In person, Crystal Antlers (new Touch & Go signees) look like outcasts from six different bands, and at various points, they sound like it, too: Merging psych, garage, lo-fi, prog, and countless other influences, the group easily maintains consistency despite a complete inability to be pinned to any specific movement or trend." - Pitchfork
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