While everyone is flipping their shit for that Metz record (I like the album, for the record), it would probably be wise to focus some attention towards what fellow Toronto residents The Soupcans are doing and their new record Good Feelings out on Telephone Explosion. Drawing more from a primal tumble and roll vibe than there critically acclaimed peers, The Soupcans deliver a loud mess of noise-rock that carries a bit of snottiness to their brand of thudding garage inspired noise. Apparently recorded in the back of a bicycle shop, it actually sounds a bit better than one would imagine the result of that being. Nevertheless, this is still an abrasive blow of distortion overload that keeps a breakneck pacing and buzzsaw like churn of guitar that goes quite well with what the Mayyors were dishing out and not too far off from the excellent new Lamps record as well. I think many would agree that more material like that certainly is worth its weight in gold. The Soupcans seem to be up to that task and have made a pretty solid case for themselves with Good Feelings. Can certainly see this one gaining more traction as the year winds down and into January as people start putting together the inevitable best of lists. Very well could pop on here again.
The Soupcans – Negative Genes (stream)
Those interested in grabbing a copy of Good Feelings can do so by simply hitting up Telephone Explosion.