OUTTACONTROLLER: Sure Thing: LP

Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Outtacontroller’s new LP was released by a German label. Borrowing from as many melodic styles of punk that you can think of—especially pop punk, surf, and power pop—Outtacontroller defies the quick labelling curse of record reviewing. The ten included tracks are of the sing-a-long variety, with harmonic guitar riffs that would make Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon dig their heels into sand. Pressed at 45 rpm for maximum impact, this album is certainly a keeper. –Art Ettinger (Alien Snatch!)