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Solids went to school with bands from the 90s: bands like Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr and Superchunk. Formed by Xavier Germain-Poitras (guitar) and Louis Guillemette (drums), the duo understands that melody never shines as much as when it’s forced to fight its way through layers of distortion and feedback. A first EP released in 2010, Generic Dogs, united fans of chaotic choruses under a banner of their intense rock. A 7” (“Fog Friends” b/w “Blown Out”) and a split 7” created with Toronto based Animal Faces have confirmed Solid’s reputation: a duo that reconciles the punks, the rockers and the metalheads. Blame Confusion, recorded by Adrian Popovitch at Mountain City Studio, is the band’s first full-length and available now via Fat Possum Records.

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