CANADIAN RIFLE: Self-titled: 7” EP

A bit of a surprise here, as nothing about the simple packaging or the lyrics hints at how fuggin’ good this is. At turns deceptively intimate in sound and anthemic without going out of the way to sound as such, all four tracks on here are top notch—mid-tempo, gruff-yet-sung vocals and just sick with hooks, landing them somewhere in the gray area between the Effigies and Naked Raygun. I can easily see these kids blowing up huge in short order.

 –jimmy (Criminal IQ)