Pre.S. Happy belated Canada Day
If you ever want to blast some tunes that you can dance and run and punch and lose your shirt and pants to, then look no further than the band-formerly-known-as-Hunter, CUNTER (I use all caps because they’re more powerful and in-your-face than those wimpy lowercase losers). A supergroup of sorts made up of members of The Abandoned Hearts Club, Moneen, and Alexisonfire, CUNTER sounds like 5 great friends and some extra buddies having a blast while also destroying everything and everyone around them.
The DIY spirit is alive and well in these GTA fellows; previous albums 10 and 20 (the numbers being how many songs they’re written up to that point) came handmade and packaged, and 10 was even numbered as a limited edition Record Store Day release in 2011.
CUNTER‘s music is as blatant and unrelenting as their name. Their very fresh 7″, 27, adds another 7 brief behemoths to their repertoire, and every single song is teaming with raw, unfiltered intensity. With songs about smoking, after-school brawls, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and there being no place like home backed up by visceral instrumentals and especially excellent drumming, 27 sounds fiercely Canadian (because it was Canada Day last week) and exactly like the cover:
So do yourself a favor, let it all hang out, and melt your face to “Stay Hungry.” And while you’re at it, stream the rest of the album:
PS. CUNTER, I BROKE MY PANTS IN ONE OF YOUR CIRCLE PITS AND I DEMAND A NEW PAIR.