Deep Ends is the second LP from Canadian Rifle, arguably Chicago’s best melodic hardcore band. The band plays confessional punk with brash vocals (reminiscent of Leatherface and early Jawebreaker) with themes that range from crossing lines when you know you shouldn’t, trying to keep something alive when you’re running on empty, as well as struggles with addiction. Needless to say, it’s pretty bleak in its lyrical and musical approach, but played with an angered energy that’ll keep you fist pumping for the duration. Pretty fucking great for a band with no dreams and no goals.
“For a band that’s literally been flying the banner “No Dreams, No Goals” for about eight years now, these guys sure have made a lot of music. Deep Ends keeps with the melodic (don’t call it pop-punk, motherfucker!), Midwest punk that they’re known for. This is music that’s less for the ‘shirts off, dudes on’ crowd and more for the ‘loner glowering in the back of the bar, leave me the fuck alone’ set.” – MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL