Published Nov 04, 2013Canadian punk rock rabble-rousers Pkew Pkew Pkew (gunshots) first gained some attention back in 2012 with their gang vocal-heavy debut EP, Red Ass. Now the Toronto-based five-piece are taking the next logical step and releasing a full-length. Their debut album for Art Drug Records, Glory Days, won't hit shelves until November 12. But until then, stream the LP in its entirety on Exclaim.ca.
Inspired by the '90s punk like Rancid and the Bouncing Souls, the unpretentious outfit deliver unabashedly simplistic rock tunes on their debut disc that get straight to the point.
"We're not big on metaphors. We want people to know exactly what we're singing about," said guitarist Mike Warne in a statement. "A big part of our band is the give and take with fans. It's better if you know what you're singing along to."
Starting out with the Epitaph-aping pub rock of "We're Gonna Do It Anyways" and "Stop Calling Us Chief," the album's modest 10 tracks find the group unleashing a barrage of anthemic hooks ("Road to Victory") and outsider pop tunes (the album's title track, which candidly describes returning to a conservative small town after years away).
Hear for yourself by listening to the album in the player below. You can also catch the band live as they tour around Ontario and Quebec this November and December.
11/14 Orilia, ON - The Brownstone
11/22 Windsor, ON - Phog Lounge
11/23 Guelph, ON - TBA
11/29 Montreal, QC - Turbo Haus
11/30 Ottawa, ON - House Show
12/06 Toronto, ON - Silver Dollar
12/07 London, ON - APK