SONIC AVENUES: Self-titled: CD

This gaggle of Canadian kids sound like they’re hell-bent on giving U.S. counterparts like Beat Beat Beat and Cute Lepers a run for their money and, I gotta say, they succeed handily. Of the ten tracks here, not a bad one can be found. The tunes are short, energetic, and made from equal parts punk and powerpop with just a sprig of ‘60s jangle to put ‘em over the top.

 –jimmy (myspace.com/goinggagarecords)