Whatâ€™s the 4-1-1?
Montrealâ€™s The Sainte Catherines have been around since 1999, but this is their Fat Wreck Chords debut release. They are known for their hard-working, hard-drinking, and hard-hitting brand of punk rock.
Punk / hard rock
Raw and weathered vocals compliment the driving guitar riffs and break-neck drums on â€śBurn Guelph Burn.â€ť Itâ€™s the ultimate "up yours" anthem. Despite its balls-to-the wall pace, â€śRing of Fire = 4 Pointsâ€ť has quite an emotional message to it. If itâ€™s a rebellion youâ€™re looking for, look no further than the anthemic â€śGet Your Politics Out of My Hair.â€ť The chorus is sure to generate mass shout-alongs at the live shows. â€śEmo-Ti-Cons: Punk Rock Expectsâ€ť takes a direct shot at the glossed over rockers that claim to be punk. The Sainte Catherines put them right in their places with this one. I love the guitar progression on â€śIâ€™d Rather Be Part of the Dying Bungee Scene.â€ť Itâ€™s simple, but catchy. â€śTrack and Field Styleâ€ť delves into the life on a recovering addict.
The song titles; too long and ridiculous.
On Dancing for Decadence, The Sainte Catherines come out swinging form the get-go with lots of energy, anger, and attitude.
Did You Know?
Guitarist Fred is employed full-time by Greenpeace, and vocalist Hugo is a janitor.