TODI STRONGHANDS: Better Places: CD

This is earnest acoustic punk in the same vein as all the bands you’re thinking of when you read the words “acoustic punk.” This dude is from Ontario, like me, so I immediately have a soft spot for him and his sweet, yelly pop songs. I like the sing-along choruses a lot and I think this is cool because it keeps it simple. No random weird instruments or crazy production techniques. Just cool songs and a good voice to sing them. That said, I think it would be awesome if he found himself a drummer to fill out the sound now and again. I think this kid would make a really great lead singer and I’d like to see what he could do with a bit more back up.

 –jennifer (Self-released)