Published May 27, 2016Bringing together a whopping ensemble of 14 musicians from Toronto and Niagara, "brass-hop" unit My Son the Hurricane are firm believers in doing things big. That translates to the sound on their latest album Is This What You Want?!, and you can hear it for yourself right now.
The new album follows up the group's sophomore effort Cashing a Deadman's Cheque and continues to hear them weaving together elements of funk, jazz and hip-hop. It was laid down in a Toronto studio with engineer Jeff Pelletier, who captured the big band's two trombones, two trumpets, two saxophones, a sousaphone, percussion, guitar and more to tape. Above the raucous instrumentals, Sylvie Kindree makes her debut with the group on vocals.
Is This What You Want?! is due out on June 3, but you can give the exuberant set of songs an early listen right now in the player below.
06/03 Hamilton, ON - Club Absinthe
06/04 Milton, ON - Milton Street Fest
06/10-11 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