FALLOUT, THE: What Is Past Is Prologue: CD

The thing about Canada is that there is so much space between cities. Any band will tell you that touring this country is a difficult endeavor. Just too much empty space to contend with. It’s also difficult to stay on top of what’s going on at the opposite side of the country. Sure, the internet helps, but I just feel that I should have already known about and loved The Fallout. It’s a simple formula, but I’m a sucker for it every time. Straight-up ‘77 style punk a la Stiff Little Fingers with catchy, politicized lyrics. The twist here is that it’s mixed with the sound of a late ‘90s Dr. Strange band (such as Whatever…). Throw in a touch of their friends, The Rebel Spell, and you’ve got yourself a winner. Now, they need to cross some empty space and play in the west.

 –ty (Longshot)