Downbelows 416 Songs

Toronto’s Downbelows spit out six tracks of snotty, pop-edged punk rock on their debut EP. Recorded live in the studio, this already rare release is the kind of thing that would have come out on a crappy cassette tape in the days before CD burners. But since it’s on disc, you know it’ll last longer. This four-piece features Al Nolan on vocals, formerly of Deep End and Trigger Happy, but the sound has more in common with ’77 punk than his erstwhile bands. This is quite good for a first effort and bodes well for better things to come.