Canadian Rifle sound like the middle ground between Billy Reese Peters, Giant Haystacks, and the Riverboat Gamblers, prior to their most recent album. And you know what that middle ground is? Some agile, intelligent, hard-rockin’ punk rock. Versatile yet doesn’t stray from your punk comfort zone. Or maybe it does, but it’s so smooth you don’t even notice. Either way, it’s really good and ready for repeat listening. This band also contains Al Burian of Burn Collector, and Jacob Levee who was in Fourth Rotor and Ambition Mission.
–Daryl Gussin (Squirrel Heart, [email protected])