Smak! Pull

Four 30-something Edmontonians play Clash-inspired punk rock on their second record in two years. In a somewhat interesting twist on the punk-as-youth-movement thing, these guys got together a few years back when they were in their early 30s. They sure do rock like the youngsters though, and you get the distinct impression they’re having a good time. The gruff English-accented vocals add a touch of authenticity to these 14 tracks in 43 minutes, and you may even forget you’re listening to something recorded this year in Edmonton. (Ashtray)