Sonic Avenues — Digital Servicing of “Television Youth” (out tomorrow on Dirtnap)

By on January 31, 2012

SONIC AVENUES are just four Montreal kids who started riffing punk tunes in 2006, but since getting swept up in the booming punk epicentre of neighbouring Ottawa, they’ve been catapulted into the ranks of the best pop-punk acts in Canada! After releasing a few singles, SONIC AVENUES dropped a bomb in late 2009 with their debut LP on Ottawa’s infamous Going Gaga Records. Within a few short months, the record had sold-out twice, including a European repress by Germany’s fine Taken By Surprise and Sabotage Records.
Two years later, after obliterating eardrums from stages across North America and Europe, they returned home to record a crushing follow-up, Television Youth, for prestigious Portland-based label Dirtnap Records. Featuring more of the over-driven guitars, infectious harmonized melodies and blazing 2-3 minute songs that powered their debut, the AVES have nonetheless pushed the limits into new territories with this latest offering. In short, “Television Youth” is punkier, poppier, louder and dirtier than anything they’ve done before. Armed with this devastating new arsenal, as well as ambitious touring plans spanning the (un)civilized world, SONIC AVENUES are sure to keep fists in the air and beers a-flyin’ for years to come

*Sonic Avenues on Myspace
*”Givin’ Up On You” (cleared for posting) MP3

“Thankfully, all this “more” adds up to more of the infectious fun from their debut. The title track showcases punk’s fury and societal malcontent (“Television youth / intellectual destruction’s comin’ out on you”) alongside the group’s lo-fi, power-pop appeal. Short, fast, and sweet, the catchy as heck.” – Consequence of Sound
“…the sort of fuzzy garage rock confection that begs for repeat listens.” – MTV Hive

“Every song an anthem, every hook a pure pleasure, this could be my punk rock soundtrack for 2012. This is so damn good that I need to stop writing and just listen. 100%” – Maximum Rock and Roll

“…it’s not like the Montreal four-piece are the first group to mix the Buzzcocks in with a dash of the Jam, but they’re certainly one of the best.” – Exclaim!

“These four well-groomed youths from Montreal began slicing up guitars in 2006 and the jump in songwriting from said debut to Television Youth is a nice one: stronger songs, stickier melodies and just a real sense of confidence all the way around.” – Blurt


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.