RIPTIDES: Canadian Graffiti: CD

Okay, I definitely did an actual eye roll when the record started out with a fart noise. But then what followed was a high energy instrumental with some sharp leads. After that we ventured into the shallow end of the pop punk pool, drawing on influences from The Queers, Teenage Bottlerocket, and that ilk, but in a good way. Canadian Graffiti stands up head and shoulders with the rest of the bubblegum punk produced by Sonic Iguana studios. Sure, this record is nothing but surface level innocuous songs about chasing girls, and I have no problem with that ‘cause they all have catchy-as-hell hooks. This record includes expert fills from Dan Lumley, guest vocals from Biff Naked, backup singing in all the right places, and songs about love to pogo to throughout. –Kayla Greet (Something To Do)