Steve Adamyk Band

'Dial Tone' (album stream)

BY Matthew RitchiePublished Jun 23, 2014

Hardworking capital city rockers Steve Adamyk Band have had a pretty busy 2014 so far, what with last month's tour across Japan and the recent release of a new 7-inch single on La-Ti-Da Records. Now, the prolific power pop-leaning punk act are ready to add another item to their list of yearly accomplishments.

The Ottawa outfit's fourth studio album, Dial Tone, won't be out until July 1. While you wait, listen to the Dirtnap Records release in full on

Recorded with Matthew Melton (of Warm Soda/Bare Wires fame) in Oakland, CA, the album finds the Steve Adamyk Band moving away from the crunchy punk of their last LP (2013's Third) and embracing a more garage rock-oriented sound.

Starting out with the blistering bluster of "Forced Fed" and "Careless," Adamyk and co. quickly coast through a 13-song set of lo-fi pop gems, communicating thoughts of love ("Anne"), death ("Suicide") and losing yourself to dance ("Mirror Ball") over the album's modest 28-minute runtime.

Hear for yourself by listening to Dial Tone in full in the player below. You can also pre-order the new LP here.

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