Grand Theft Bus – Say It With Me (Forward Music Group)

Judging by the first two songs on the latest record by Fredericton’s Grand Theft Bus, the group has taken on a decidedly more straightforward pop direction on Say It With Me. Not that this is a bad thing by any stretch of the imagination. Echoes of the ‘80’s are abound in songs like Somewhere In The Night and How Many More Times but the band pulls it off in such a remarkable way, they never threaten to date their sound. Though you wouldn’t be entirely wrong to see these guys as a jam band (blame their amazing musicianship), Say It With Me confirms the Bus remain one of New Brunswick’s best bands.