Million Dollar Marxists Million Dollar Marxists

This Ottawa outfit aims to put the "rock" back into punk rock with their debut EP. They've done plenty of studying at the Dead Boys/Humpers/New Bomb Turks school of raunch'n'roll, and the result is six charged-up numbers with plenty of kick. And although there always seems to be an abundance of bands doing this type of thing, these guys pull it off like pros. Considering this is a band that's only been around since last December, they've put out a solid batch of tunes. After one listen, you'll have the chorus to "Bricklayer" stuck in your head. A strong start like this bodes well for their upcoming full-length, which is to be produced by Jonathan Cummins (of Bionic fame). (Independent)