Uncut

Uncut

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
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Loud like early '90s touchstones Swervedriver and Dinosaur Jr. Or perhaps The Jesus Mary Chain. Cascading guitar squall, pounding rhythms, and basslines capable of moving the hairs on the back of your neck.

Biography

After a protracted absence, Toronto's Uncut Jon Drew (drums), Chris McCann (guitar), Derek Tokar (bass, vocals) and Ian Worang (guitar, vocals) have returned with their third album, Infinite Repeats.

Following the release of two albums and supporting tours with the likes of Death From Above 1979, Bob Mould and Dinosaur Jr., guitarist Sam Goldberg left Uncut to join Canadian idols Broken Social Scene. With fast approaching live dates, Chris McCann was quickly drafted into the band. McCann soon found himself on tour in the US and Japan, and a crucial factor in what turned out to be the lengthy and at times arduous process of writing a third album.

In the end, it was worth the effort.

Recorded and mixed by drummer Jon Drew, who has previously manned the console for Fucked Up, Tokyo Police Club and Arkells, Infinite Repeats represents an evolution rather than a radical departure from its two predecessors, building on Uncuts trademark feedback-heavy guitar squall, fuzzed out bass and rhythmic urgency. The result, weaving together stylistic strands of post-punk aggression and shoegaze wall-of-sound, pays homage to 90s college radio touchstones such as Fugazi, Swervedriver and Dinosaur Jr. without ever devolving into mimicry.