TOWANDA: Freak of Nurture: CS

Montreal’s Towanda are a dose of pure, menacing anger straight into your eardrums. I immediately dug their dark and brooding riffs accented by chunky bass lines and Rosie Gripton’s raw, angry vocals. “Pain Now, Pain Later,” was my favorite track on the cassette, with all three members of the band playing on full overdrive. Freak of Nurture is easily a contender for my top ten releases of the year. The cassette is sold out as of this writing, but definitely pick up the digital, and keep your ears out for future releases. –Paul J. Comeau (Girlsville.bandcamp.com)