Various Music for Playgrounds Volume One

New to the scene, Brampton-based Sunday League Records have made a classic move by releasing an excellent comp that is an even mix of established, bigger name bands (Braid, Choke, the Early November) with Brampton-area bands, helping get some great music out to a broader audience. Though the doom metal of Mare seems somewhat questionable in its placement on what is clearly a decidedly emo compilation, most other local bands fit in perfectly alongside the big boys. Standouts here include the new track from the Getaway, as well strong contributions from Five Blank Pages, Chasing Dagmara, and the Junction, whose "Frequencies” provides yet another reason to start liking this band right now, before the rest of the world beats you to the punch. (Sunday League)