It takes a certain type of band to fit four songs on a 7” EP without the end result sounding rushed. Steve Adamyk Band, the gnarly four-piece out of Ottawa, pull off the feat on Monterrey without forsaking any of the relentless energy they’ve made a name for themselves upon. Evoking some of Jay Reatard’s more invigorating material, Monterrey is a streamlined yet thoroughly enjoyable listen. The title track blasts along with brisk enthusiasm, yet still follows through on each of the punchy riffs. The band certainly allow the four tracks a chance to breathe, but make no mistake, Steve Adamyk Band is a meat-and-potatoes punk rock act who don’t aim to complicate the formula they’ve laid through their four previous full-lengths. “Front to Back”, the longest track here, is as chunky as anything this band has ever written, and firmly establishes them as an act that possesses a sense of self-awareness that compliments their aesthetic.
// Sound Affects
"The man whose songs were recorded by Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Ricky Skaggs, David Allan Coe, The Highwaymen, and countless others succumbs to time’s cruel cue that the only token of permanence we have to offer are the effects of shared moments and memories.READ the article