The Star: Reasons To Live this Week

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Indian Handcrafts
, Civil Disobedience for Losers (Sargent House). Given the amount of airtime the likes of Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Fu Manchu and Big Business enjoy in perpetuity chez Reasons to Live, it constitutes a criminal sin of omission to have neglected calling attention to Barrie duo Indian Handcrafts’ late-2012 sophomore LP until now. Suffice it to say, though, that if the preceding sentence has belatedly called your attention to CivilDisobedience for Losers, you should probably investigate in that direction right now. And while I feel unconscionably lazy in pimping these low-end-lovin’ riff merchants on the basis of a handful of kinda-lazy stoner-rock references, Indian Handcrafts did get two Melvins drummers (Dale Crover was one of them, yes) to contribute to the new record and convinced perennial Melvins studio collaborator Toshi Kasai to work behind the boards. I don’t think they’re hiding where they’re coming from, and nor should they apologize for it. Indian Handcrafts opens for Billy Talent at the Air Canada Centre on Friday.

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