PRIMITIVE HANDS: Self-titled: LP

Blown-speaker garage rock from Canada. There’s a touch of early ’80s SoCal punk in there, too, a la Night Birds. These two guys manage to be catchy and to go hard. It’s not every day you get both, so snap this one up if your favorite part of a skate video is the slams section. –Chris Terry (Alien Snatch!, aliensnatch.com)