New Canadiana :: Fist City – It’s 1983, Grow Up!
From the caveman luncheon of Mark Teo:
Contradicting its retroactive title, the Albertan garage archivists use their newest LP as a growth opportunity (just don’t call it a grow-op). Here, Fist City less-than-quietly reboot their sound: “Caveman’s Lunch” and “Spit” exhibits the band’s brand of landlocked, wall-of-sound surf; “Blow” and “Weak End” turn Evan Van Reekum’s guitars into amorphous, impressionist pop; and “Boring Kids,” the long-player’s opener, dips into jittery new wave territories. 1983 is still Fist City — meaning that, as evidenced by “Fuck”, they can still rip with the best — but it’s a clear indicator that the band’s ready to travel far, far beyond Southern Alberta.