DEAD WEIGHTS: Mountain Arresting: CD

To me, Dead Weights’ sound has always been quintessential modern American punk. A pure Fest-style band, or at least what I consider to be the Fest sound. They’ve now dropped their second LP on us, recorded by Ottawa’s infamous Topon Das of Fuck The Facts fame. For being such a solid group, it doesn’t seem like Dead Weights have gotten their just due. Canada isn’t the easiest country to break out of, but these guys definitely deserve more attention. If you’re a fan of Iron Chic, Leatherface, or Off With Their Heads, Mountain Arresting is certainly something you’ll enjoy, so don’t hesitate to seek it out. –Steve Adamyk (Self-released, deadweights.bandcamp.com)