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Album Of The Day: Nobro | Live Your Truth Shred Some Gnar

The Montreal foursome’s killer EP is a flawless fusion of ferocity and fun fashioned from O.G. punk intensity, take-no-prisoners guitar rock and undeniable pop smarts.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Live Your Truth Shred Some Gnar is about needing to believe in something. For us, that’s ourselves. Believing that we can and will do it,” Nobro bassist/vocalist Kathryn McCaughey says of their latest EP and its seven searing examples of scorched-earth rock ’n’ roll. “You have to live your truth and cannot lose sight of who you are. Even when you feel like a loser cleaning puke out of the bathroom sink, or because of rejection, heartache, and a seemingly never-ending list of reasons to give up. You have to shred some gnar because you are the only person who gets to live your own life.”

Originally formed by McCaughey, the quartet that also includes guitarist Karolane Carbonneau, drummer Sarah Dion and keyboardist/percussionist Lisandre Bourdages have been winning fans since their breakout performance at the 2017 WayHome Festival and subsequent tours with FIDLAR, PUP, Alexisonfire and The Distillers.

Working once again with producer Thomas D’Arcy (July Talk, Sheepdogs, Yukon Blonde), the main job of Live Your Truth Shred Some Gnar, mixed by Grammy-winning engineer Dave Schiffman (Vampire Weekend, Adele), is to harness Nobro’s raw power with heavy doses of fun and flair. That’s brilliantly displayed on standout tracks such as first single Better Each Day, Eat Slay Chardonnay, and Not Myself, the last created with Juno nominee Terra Lightfoot.

Call them punk rock if you like, but long-held perceptions are just some of the things Nobro are here to challenge — in the loudest and most exciting way possible.