Happy Kreter, That Great War

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

That Great War

Happy Kreter

Happy Kreter is no stranger to public performance: he served as the bassist in one of Canada's biggest pop-punk bands (Gob) and as a professional wrestler in the Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling league (Strife). But when performing under his own name, Kreter puts the poses behind him. That Great War, his second album, is a solid set of songs that he describes as “indie-rock without the rock, alt-country without the country.” We'll just call it the sort of emo you wouldn't be afraid to bring home to Mom. In fact, she might just be playing it herself when you get there.