Montreal punk rock darlings Explode and Rebuild (E&R) are back in action. The quartet are fresh off the road from a few small tours around Canada, opening for a whole slew of bands, including You say party, We say die!, Only Crime and The Ataris.
The Concordian chatted with Dave Samuel MacPherson Adams, guitarist and back up singer about what it’s been like touring with some bands that he grew up listening to. “It’s pretty cool. I chatted with Greg Ginn from Only Crime and he was so down to earth.”
Some of the other influences for this young and aspiring band include Small Brown Bike and Hot Water Music. When you hear E&R play live, you can hear the influences ringing through.
The band just wrapped up their new album, Blasphemy, recorded with Ivan Crosato, who also worked with A Perfect Murder and Gerry Can, and is anticipating its release Tuesday, Jan. 22. With perfect timing, Explode and Rebuild are preparing for their show this Wednesday with Florence at Club Lambi.
Dave had another selling point for listeners to come check them out. “We are a reincarnation of the DC hardcore scene, loud and fun. It’s not about having the most attitude, it’s just about having fun.”
Explode and Rebuild plays Club Lambi Wednesday, Jan. 23.
Cover is $5, a steal of a deal for some good ol’ Montreal music.