It's an exclamation mark of a day for indie punk rock in Toronto: The Dirty Nil have just released a new EP. Smite is five tracks long and filled with the kind of roaring, drunken, throw your first in the air and shout along rock & roll we've come to expect from the group. It's a tight, brief, blast of a release: from the distorted punk roar of "Nicotine" to the raw-throated wail of "New Flesh" to the slow growl of "Wrestle Yü To Hüsker Dü".The band will be celebrating the release of the album at The Silver Dollar late next month. Wish and Nice Head will be there too. You can find all the details on Facebook.
In the meantime, you can stream the entirety of Smite right here: