Cannon Bros – Firecracker / Cloudglow (Disintegration Records)

Winnipeg’s Cannon Bros. are not brothers at all. In fact, they don’t even share the same last name. And though they only number two in the band, what might be perceived as a handicap to some does nothing to slow down the momentum of their debut record Firecracker. Imagine the scrappiness of the White Stripes but with a more distinct power pop edge to their songs. Band members Cole Woods and Alannah Walker split vocal duties throughout the record helping to deliver numerous memorable moments such as Out of Here, Soft View, Left In A Hurry and Plan Rock.