Saturday, October 7, 2017
Although Port Juvee embody a sound that is equally indebted to New York City post-punk and California surf garage, the Canadian prairies is where the band calls home. The 5-piece’s run a sound that seamlessly clips summer carelessness together the cynicism of the city. Their latest release, Crimewave was produced with help from Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend “Contra”) and boasts the ramshackle post-punk urgency of “Double Vision,” the lackadaisical punk of “Bleached Out Soda Pop,” “Trapped Under Water’s” pounding garage rhythms and the 80’s-inspired escapism of the title track. Their tunes are memorable as hell, full of pop hooks, a lo-fi punk treatment, and decidedly sunny vibes. Port Juvee has supported DIIV, Titus Andronicus, Twin Peaks, Sticky Fingers, Bleachers and The Orwells, and played a multitude of festivals including CMJ, Sled Island, X-Fest, Rifflandia and SXSW.