Do you like your punk poppy, skuzzy, and Canadian? Well, if you do, chances are these bands aren’t new to your ear holes. The recently revived Young Modern Records dive head first into the vinyl game, after years of releasing music in the era of CDs. Outtacontroller blast off with two tracks, which I’m betting are outtakes from their P.Trash debut LPDon’t Play Dumb, given the sound of the recordings. “I Gave Up on Weezer” has a silly title, but it’s a rager of a track. Pink Wine’s side’s no different—although I believe their cuts on this are more recent—scrappy garage/pop punk that reminds me of the Vindictives. (A compliment of the highest order.) Both bands have stellar debut LPs that are more than worthy of your time. Oh, this here piece of wax is no runner-up. Not sure what the scum stats are on this sucker, but there are at least some on clear vinyl. A solid, four-track 45.
–Steve Adamyk (Young Modern)