New Canadiana :: Veneers – Similar Stories
From the hardened melodies of Kevin Stebner:
Hailing from our country’s most beautiful province (pure fact), St. John’s Veneers boiled their eastern-most isolation into one singularly noisy and brazenly cool record. Almost decidedly un-Haligonianin in their take on East Coast post-hardcore, this is less pop explosion and more off-equilibrium post-punk lilt. The acclaimed hardcore pedigrees of their former projects are apparent in the band’s surety, swagger and rhythms from the GSL school of sass, plus vocals from the Ad-Rock school of microphone treatment (broken). Us landlubbers might get seasick, but those from The Rock have been hardened by a life next to the waves.