STEVE ADAMYK BAND: Forever Won’t Wait: LP

It’s not always a good thing to have your band compared to the Marked Men, because well…it’s the MARKED MEN! Side by side with the average punk band, you might as well be comparing stains in the carpet to holographic alien hieroglyphics. There’s a pretty high bar. But The Steve Adamyk Band aren’t an average punk band. Utilizing the same pent-up energy and harmonic elements, they follow a similar path giving equal credence to power pop, garage punk, and poppy punk rock. Once again, Ottawa attacks with a barrage of absolutely killer choruses, yet this time they send in the finisher disguised as a crucial Dickies’ cover. If you haven’t checked this band out due to the international shipping rates, here’s your chance; and it’s worth taking.

 –Daryl Gussin (Dirtnap)