Steve Adamyk Band Forever Won't Wait

Steve Adamyk Band Forever Won't Wait
Just a year ago, after a string of well-received singles, Ottawa, ON's Steve Adamyk Band released their debut full-length on P.Trash Records. At the time, they claimed that their sophomore release would be out in the fall of 2011, and they delivered on time, and on a new label, Portland's Dirtnap, with Forever Won't Wait. Churning out more of the garage power-punk'n'roll that's become somewhat of a defining sound of the currently small, but terrifically prolific and incestuous, Ottawa scene, the former Million Dollar Marxists/Sedatives members are near the top of this game. There's a great Dickies cover thrown in for good measure ("X-Eyed Tammy"), but the standouts are their own, with "I Run Wild," "Gonna Die" and the hasty "Ontario" solidifying the group's brattier Buzzcocks leanings, while "Bored of Love" and "Never Wake Up" hint at the work of the late Jay Reatard. At this rate, the Steve Adamyk band will wind up leaving a hearty and memorable legacy in Canadian underground music. (Dirtnap)