Blink-182, “No Future”
Recommended If You Like: The idea of never growing up.
It seems like we’ve been talking about this album forever. FINALLY, it’s here. Is Matt Skiba the Tom DeLong replacement the band is hoping for? Will Tom and Travis ever make up? Is this album (along with other pop-punk releases from Sum 41, Billy Talent and others) part of a resurgence of guitar rock? Fingers crossed.
As Above, So Below (Illusive Records)
RIYL: Kula Shaker, Oasis, some George Harrison
Australian all female band (and all four are sisters) playing psych with an emphasis on melodies and a chorus that’s guaranteed to get stuck in your head. Second album from these guys who are mates with the guys in Spiderbait. The album is due July 15.
Basement Revolver, “Words”
Basement Revolver EP (Fear of Missing Out Records)
RIYL: The idea of REM’s guitars being on ‘roids.
Hamilton group heralds the imminent (July 15) release of their debut EP with a single inspiried by “a fear of academia.” (Chrisy Turn from the band was working on her honours psych thesis and got pretty stressed out.)
Attica Riots, “Love Sunshine and Hysteria”
RIYL: Jimmy Eat World, Foo Fighters, Green Day
Three-piece sometimes cynical-sounding Winnipeg band rising from the ashes of Inward Eye (two of the Erickson brothers are in this group), a group that really should have done better.
Sum 41, “Fake My Own Death”
13 Voices (Hopeless Records)
RIYL: Sum 41 around the time they released Chuck.
Deryck Whibley has put all his issues behind him (bad marriage, bad back, bad drinking problems), brought Dave Brownsound back into the band and is ready to mount a comeback. Here’s hoping.