This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):
I used to think that wacky power-pop was just an American phenomenon. Then I heard Star Witness, the third album and major-label debut from quirky Montreal outfit The Snitches. Now I know better.
Star Witness’s dozen cuts are like some sort of lost album from the back of the Bomp! Records vault — a mess of scrappy guitars, zippy drumbeats, loopy synths, snot-pop vocals and tons of harmonies. From the neo-Graham Parker reggae-pop of Perfect Gentleman and the springy Knackish hooks of In My Head to the various Dickies licks and Cars melodies sprinkled throughout, this disc delivers all the sugar-buzz high and caffeine jangle of a box of Timbits and an extra-large java with double sugar. Can I get a witness?