SNiff (New Glue) Rating: NNN
The debut release of upstart Toronto indie label New Glue Records is an eclectic collection of tunes by a slew of lesser-hyped local bands that sound like what you'd hear in one of those super-cool Queen West cafés in the gallery district. Think indie electronica, with patches of garage mayhem and a few moments of poppy melodic respite. It's sometimes hard to see the links between Lullabye Arkestra's adrenaline-charged guitar bash-up AMP Grave and the skittering Peaches-ish techno monotones of the Tourettes with Ryder tracks, but once you get used to the sonic schizophrenia, Sniff is, um... a breath of fresh air.
Check out the next big things at the New Glue Records El Mocambo launch party for Sniff tonight (Thursday, September 18).