Title: Deforesters (Black Numbers Records)
There are some records that all you have to hear is the opening chords and you know you've struck gold. Deforesters' self-titled sophomore EP is one such record. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Deforesters play that gruff yet stupidly melodic and catchy form of punk rock that is so ridiculously infectious it hurts. Listening to Deforesters makes me wonder: a) how have I not heard of these guys before now, and b) why in the hell aren't these guys huge?!? Seriously they are that good. In fact, this four song EP is pretty much perfect. Fans of Red City Radio, Timeshares, Nothington, and Hot Water Music take note, Deforesters may just be your new favorite band.