The music of Toronto-based trio Rocketface connects, transports and engages with understated but unmistakable ballast that only the best rock bands can claim. The music of Rocketface isn't easily compartmentalized, it's a total experience, one best consumed whole. The first thing that hits is the jaw-dropping voice of Joseph Janisse. Soaring, otherworldly, occasionally snarling, and larded with emotion, Janisse sounds like a choirboy with bad habits and heavy issues. But that voice is merely part of the equation. Janisse is also Rocketface's drummer. That's him, on his riser, in the middle of the stage at a gig. Alongside guitarist Ray Zilli and rhythmic co-conspirator, bassist David Markham, Janisse gives Rocketface something most bands would kill for: A unique angle on top of inventive songwriting and awesome musicianship. Universal. 2006.