Chris Page – Date With A Smoke Machine (Kelp Records)

Anyone who might recalls Glengarry, Ontario punks The Stand GT from the 90’s will want to stand up and take notice of this release from former Stand GT member Chris Page.

On this, his third solo release, Page trades anthemic punk rock for melodically pop songs with outstanding results. Centered around Page’s earnest vocals and his acoustic guitar, he brings a contagious Springsteen-like enthusiasm to songs like Slideshows while more introspective tracks like Summertime Out, Hello Danger Bay and Awfulizing showcase an equally fascinating side of the musician.