SONIC AVENUES: Self-titled: LP

I’m surprised by this LP. I guess it’s because I had never heard of this Montreal band and had zero expectations. I guess I wasn’t paying attention because this is their fourth release. Solid power pop with a ‘90s indie alt sound. Think more in the line of Pixies and the Replacements mixed with the pop sensibilities of the Undertones. Vocals are nasal and heartfelt. The pop melodies are upbeat and flow with ease. Highlights like “Out of my Head,” “Bleed Me Dry,” and “Radiation” are catchy as hell. Keep an eye out for this LP if you’re already a fan, or have a soft spot for power pop. 

 –Camylle Reynolds (Dead Broke)