It’s Labour Day weekend folks. For some, it’s a bittersweet occasion; a long weekend, which is always a yay, but it also serves as sort of an end of summer celebration for most, which is kind of a nay. But that’s all the more reason to send summer out with a bang, and I have the perfect record to help you do exactly that: the fantastically named Garlic Fingers from Halifax rabble-rousers Billie Dre & The Poor Boys.

I’d been hearing Billie Dre Co. mentioned about town recently, but had not actually heard them play until now. Now, I’m not saying I finally took the plunge because they named their album after our fair city’s favourite rectangle-shaped donair sauce delivery device, but I’m also not saying that. Regardless of how I joined reverend Bille Dre’s flock, I’m glad to be here. Garlic Fingers is a ten song blast of pure, sweat-stained garage rock. B. Dre might be the charismatic man in charge, but he’s aided by the unrelenting drum & bass work of Dylan Ryan and Corey Henderson respectively.

These guys seem to be earning a rep as a fantastic live band, and after a few listens to this record it’s not hard to see why. It’s loud, fast, and a hell of a lot of fun, so grab yourself a copy ASAP and crank it this weekend as you have one last summer blast.