Thursday, September 03, 2009



Maybe it's just my latent patriotism kicking in as a result of all the upcoming Vancouver Olympics hype, but I think Canadian bands make some of the best rock and roll in the world (with the exception of Rush, who I cannot fucking stand). As an aside, I also cannot stand the Olympics, although I often find myself watching figure skating, for no good reason.

Where was I? Ah yes, GG Dartray, a band from the incestuous Vancouver music scene (members have also played in The Spitfires, CC Voltage, Zuckerbaby, Econoline Crush, and Slow). Equal parts snarly glam rock and melodic synth-pop (with handclaps!), this record will get the party started and keep it going long into the night, providing both bangover potential ("Stop," "Take You Down") and dance opportunities ("The Here and Now," "Uppercut," "Cry"). I haven't taken this record out of my cd player since band-founder Graham Tuson gave it to me last week at The Spitfires show. Sadly, I don't know how you can get a copy of your very own to listen to and love. Call Graham, I guess...

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