Like Grey Owl and the humble beaver, Kingston's favourite sons the Hip deserve their own Canadian Heritage moment. In Between Evolution is another grab at the big brass ring of U.S. crossover success, as evidenced by puck-hitting poet laureate Gordon Downie's attempts to replace north-of-49 iconography with more cosmopolitan imagery - a druggy One Night In Copenhagen here, a subtle nod to Washington's Tacoma Narrows Bridge there. They've enlisted producer Adam Kasper, who's squeezed grungy hits out of Queens of the Stone Age, the Foo Fighters and, uh, the Watchmen. He helps the boys eke out some Strokesy garage sass the kids might dig, but any experimentation is weakened by a lack of ingenuity in the rhythm section. I kind of like the comfortable stoned ballad groove they settle into by the end of the disc, although there's nothing so lovely as Scared within earshot. Celebrate Canada Day with the Hip at the Molson Amphitheatre tonight (Thursday July 1).