MY SON THE HURRICANE – “ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES”
IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT (2016)
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
My Son the Hurricane debut the first track, “Roll With The Punches” feat. Jack Shitt from their upcoming LP, Is This What You Want?! available June 3, 2016.
My Son the Hurricane is a 14-piece brasshop beast with the mantra: anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Hailing from Niagara and Toronto, the band mixes New Orleans style grooves with funk, jazz and hip hop. The new album was recorded at Phase One Studios in Toronto with engineer Jeff Pelletier (Big Sugar, Ludacris).
Riding the success of their sophomore release Cashing a Deadman’s Cheque (feat. U.S.S. frontman Ash Buchholtz and three-time Juno/Polaris nominee D-Sisive), the Hurricane’s ability to seamlessly blend styles, along with their penchant for inciting dance parties, has garnered them high praise on the Canadian festival circuit with breakout performances at Hillside, Beaches Jazz, Scene Fest, Summer Symposium, and more. Leading the show, charismatic frontman Jacob Bergsma “can playfully pluck every nerve in your body with his voice” (Earshot), while the well-oiled rhythm section including 2 trombones, sousaphone, 2 trumpets and 2 saxes creates a spectacle of sound. This is the first release to feature Sylvie Kindree on vocals who adds sassy hooks and acts as a foil to the ever outgoing Bergsma.
Drummer Danno O’Shea acts as ringleader for the mammoth project spurring the group to weave through different styles on the new LP ranging from dance floor bangers to slimy and Primus inspired numbers like “Grapes”, which closes out the album. Is This What You Want?! brings a new flavour to the Hurricane repertoire, building on what makes their sound “a fusion that one simply needs to experience live”.
Further information regarding the release and additional tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
05.21 – Durham, ON @ Come Together at Frontier Ghost Town
06.03 – Hamilton, ON @ Club Absinthe
06.04 – Milton, ON @ Milton Street Fest
06.10 & 06.11 – Sault Ste. Marie @Loplops
06.16 – Bayfield @ The Ashwood
06.17 – Sarnia, ON @Paddy Flaherty’s
06.18 – Owen Sound, ON @ Heartwood Concert Hall
06.24 – St. Catharines, ON @ L3
06.25 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
07.07 – Ottawa, ON @ House of Targ
07.08 – Fredricton, NB @ The Capital Bar
07.15 – Midland, ON @ Midland Cultural Centre
07.16 – Barrie, ON @ Rio Del Cambio
08.19 – Owen Sound, ON @ Summer Folk Craft and Arts Fest
08.20 – Bobcaygeon, ON @ BurntUp fest
09.09 – Ridgeway, ON @ The Sanctuary Centre for the Arts