Review – Get Down Get Together

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Get Down Get Together

(Independent)

B+

 

Nicholas Friesen @Nicholastronaut November 4, 2016

The debut from Toronto’s positive power pop machine, Communism, features 10 tracks of classically cool CanRockers out to have a good time. Lyrically and musically, ex-Rheostatic drummer Don Kerr and his band of musical brothers (guitarist Paul Linklater and bassist Kevin Lacroix) have given us the gift of possibly the most upbeat record of 2016. “Forgiveness” is a Shotgun Jimmie sounding summer rocker, and “One of Everyone” has a doo-wop meets indie rock flavour, complete with finger snaps and harmonies. Clean and simple with a fleshed-out layer or two, Communism just might be the right choice for you and your family.