CANADIAN RIFLE: Deep Ends: Cassette

You can tell the difference between guitar-driven bands and bass-driven bands. Chicago has a long bass-driven history: Raygun, 8 Bark, most of the Touch And Go roster. Add Canadian Rifle to the list of Chi-town luminaries. Deep Ends is a perfect snapshot of a band hitting its stride, shorter than their first full length, but laser sharp in its precision. I was recently discussing trust and it’s an easy leap that a band that has graced a Razorcake cover will have won your trust. Their members will be genuine and their tunes follow suit. Raw, gruff, and real… and “Fucked Up When You Die” might be the happiest sad song ever screamed into the void. Highly recommended.

 –Matt Seward (Dead Broke)