VARIOUS ARTISTS: Poncho Records Compilation Vol. 1: Cassette

I certainly wasn’t alive when Nuggets caused such a stir. Hell, I wasn’t even a fetus when Kurt Cobain died. Still, I think it’s safe to say that this is the modern-day Canadian equivalent of that pioneering compilation. This cassette features nineteen bands, with twelve songs by Halifax groups leading the neo-psych revival, including heavyweights like Walrus and the insanely phenomenal Monomyth. Seventy minutes of non-stop jams, with each track seamlessly flowing into the next. First run of aqua tapes is limited to thirty (!), but luckily enough for you there are “more to follow.” Highly recommended.

 –Alanna Why (Poncho)