Best Music of 2022

Guitar music survived another year! Hurray! ChatGPT will probably be writing this blog and our music by next year…

So here are our fav LPs, EPs & Singles of 2022:


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’.

Honorable Mentions

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.


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!