HERD OF WASTERS: Total Stinker: LP

What happens when you let three Turbojugend dudes from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan record an album? You get this fun, inspired, nineteen-song release of grimy, catchy bar punk. The production of this LP was made possible with support from Creative Saskatchewan’s Sound Recording Program, which is beyond cool. There’s been an influx of killer Canadian bands these past few years, with Herd Of Wasters happily joining in. I like the vocalist’s snarl; and the recording is appropriately slick. Total Stinker is anything but a stinker. –Art Ettinger (Wastedwax, wastedwax.ca)