B-Lines B-Lines

B-Lines B-Lines
Vancouver's B-Lines have quickly gone from the city's best kept secret to their most exciting new band. Clocking in at six songs in seven minutes, B-Lines' first proper release demonstrates the band's ability to write deft, wry punk songs that are both poppy and unspeakably raw. Drawing on influences such as Red Kross, Descendants and Angry Samoans, the B-Lines play poppy punk for hardcore nerds. "Social Retard" has one of the catchiest, most politically incorrect choruses put to wax in a long time, while "Busy Man" is a claustrophobic rager. On side B, "Leaving" is a jittery fuck-off that's over just as quickly as it begins, while "Dryer Fire" fantasizes about a boring death-by-laundry before "Crazy Glue" closes out the EP with a hopeless chorus. While it's over much too soon, it's nearly impossible not to start side A all over again with songs this good. (Nominal)