SIGHTLINES: North: LP

When I first put this LP on the turntable, I was thinking that this poppy and punky trio from Canada sounded like if ‘90s Brit-pop mainstays Lush did a record of Jawbreaker covers. After additional listens, I hear some early Superchunk influence in the mix as well. The songs are distorted and fuzzed-out but never stray from delivering in the hook department—a recipe for success in my book. If you like vocals clean—and guitars poppy and distorted with hooks galore—this might be just the thing for you, too. –Mark Twistworthy (Big Smoke, bigsmokevancouver.com)