10. SACK – Ripper!
SACK features members of Teenage Bottlerocket who put out an album that sounds exactly like Teenage Bottlerocket.
9. The Good, The Bad and the Zugly – Research and Destroy
For fans of Turbonegro before they went soft, sleazy nihilistic hardcore.
8. Prince Daddy & The Hyena – S/T
An emo band for people who don’t like emo.
7. The Manges – Book Of Hate For Good People
On this one the Manges mix up their ramonescore classicism with their best sounding album featuring a couple of hits that could transcend their niche and expand their audience.
6. Otoboke Beaver – Super Champon
Frantic and weird garage-rock from Japan.
5. The Chats – Get Fucked
More songs about pubs and smokes.
4. Long Knife – Curb Stomp Earth
Nihilistic riffy hardcore in the spirit of Poison Idea.
3. Syndrome 81 – Prisons Imaginaires
Gothic post-punk that still has teeth and hits hard.
2. Avem – Three Birds Stoned
A killer ramonescore band that came out of nowhere, reminiscent of Teenage Bottlerocket’s glory days.
1. Weatherstate -Never Better
Equal parts Big Shiny Tunes and bay area 90s punk, Weatherstate deliver huge hits and a worthy follow up to 2019’s ‘Born a Cynic’.
Dropouts – Off the Leash
Our former drummer’s new band featuring a bunch of cool guest spots.
Dead Fucking Serious – Klandemic
DFS kick off the album with an epic progressive 4+ minute song and follow it with the short angry songs they are known for.
Viagra Boys – Cave World
3rd album from these Swedish post-punks.
10. Jeff Rosenstock & Laura Stevenson – Younger Still
Sad about Neil Young being off of Spotify? No prob! Jeff Rosenstock & Laura Stevenson got you with this delightful EP of Neil Young covers.
9. Rough Cuts – Last Call
The Rough Cuts last and possibly best release.
8. NOBRO – Live Your Truth Shred Some Gnar
New EP from Montreal party-punks NOBRO.
7. The Slime – Living on Borrowed Slime
A sick hardcore band we played with last year.
6. The Drowns – Lunatics
Street-punk and roll band in the spirit of One Man Army or Swingin’ Utters.
5. Weezer – SZNZ: Summer
Weezer’s 2nd season EP. It sounds like a successful version of what Weezer was trying to do on their Black Album.
4. Weezer – SZNZ: Autumn
Weezer’s 3rd season EP. It sounds similar to Summer but this time it has dance beats.
3. Lime Ricky – Soda
With an unironic reverence for NOFX and Blink-182, Lime Ricky deliver a solid follow up to their 2020 album.
2. Pisse – Lambada
Lo-fi art punk with interesting textures that doesn’t become a “homework” band.
1. Bishops Green – Waiting
Bishop’s Green deliver the hits while avoiding street-punk cliche’s on this EP.
10. Rat Parade – Fail Forward
Rat Parade are cool Hamilton band we played a show with. This is one of their heavier songs.
9. The Shits – Anywhere but Here
If Doug and Bob McKenzie started a punk band in modern times it would be this.
8. Dialup Ghost – Cruelty, U.S.A.
A cool garage-punk band from Nashville I found on reddit.
7. Doki Doki – I Was Killing It Man
A rager from a supergroup of Asian Man Records bands.
6. Miesha and The Spanks – I Can’t Wait
2-piece catchy pop-punk from Calgary.
5. BOTTLEKIDS – NOWT
Anthemic pop-punk from South Wales.
4. Bad Nerves – Alright
My favourite modern ramonescore band, their 2020 debut is an instant classic, can’t wait until they drop a follow up album.
3. Conditions Apply – Angry All The Time
A fastball from a newish Montreal hardcore band.
2. The Dahmers – On Halloween
A different take on horror punk that leans more on ABBA than the Misfits. It’s basically the band Ghost, but not shitty.
1. Teen Mortgage – Tuning In
My favourite modern punk band, cannot wait for them to drop another album.
We also put out an album in 2022:
We got new music coming out in 2023. Stay tuned!