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B-Lines

B-Lines (Nominal)

Review By Sarah Charrouf


B-Lines
B-Lines

B-Lines are a sight to see live; their on-stage energy is always high. Vocalist Ryan Dyck dances and swings around the stage and often times moves right into the crowd’s space—it’s not unlikely for him to get right into an audience member’s face. Thankfully, their recently released twelve-inch brings that energy to your bedroom, with each song ripping apart your speakers for no more than a minute and forty seconds before the next track kicks in.

Despite a few lineup changes, Dyck’s vocals remain slightly high-pitched and rooted in early punk and hardcore. The guitars, drums and bass are always tight, fast, and catchy, working in perfect harmony. Bruce Dyck’s cymbals crash while guitarist Scotty Colin and bassist Adam Fothergill’s fingers blaze across their fretboards rapidly. Like their live performances, the record is fun, raw and perfect for anyone looking to get into party-mode and is especially reminiscent of being a teen rebel (see “Psychedelic High School”).