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Bad Breed – The Bad Breed In Ferocious Love

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: July 17, 2020

Genre: Rock, Funk, Soul

Label: Lizard Snake Records

Toronto based sextet, Bad Breed, are prepping the release of their second full length album, The Bad Breed in Ferocious Love, out July 17th via Lizard Snake Records. The eight track album blends the genres of rock, funk, and soul together and takes listeners on a powerful journey of the past year of the life of the group’s vocalist, drummer, and lyricist Mike Gribben, formerly of the bands, The Killer Elite and Grasshopper. The album covers everything from personal tragedy to embracing love and joy in life. The album also marks the return of Gribben performing the drums, an instrument he had put down years before due to anxiety.

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The Free Label – M.I.A EP

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: May 29, 2020

Genre: Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop

Label: Independent

Toronto based, genre defying, and self-described boyband supergroup, The Free Label, have continued to solidify their musical path with the release of their second EP, M.I.A. The EP’s eight tracks hit you with numerous amounts of positive vibes, if it’s from The Free Label’s endless catchy lyrics, or their at times melodic, groovy, experimental, genre defying, and electrifying sound leaving you with what might be the soundtrack to your summer. The Free Label originally formed in 2017 as a funk cover band, before evolving into what you may know them as now, a multi-instrumental powerhouse comprised of four charismatic Canadian boys: Josh Daniel (vocals), Mathew Fantini (bass, vocals), Malik Mungo (guitar, vocals), and Cole Méndez (keys, vocals), who all sing and rap, in addition to playing their respective instruments. M.I.A was entirely self-produced by The Free Label, however it was mixed and mastered by Gabe Galluci, who has previously worked on albums from Shawn Mendes and Francesco Yates, to name a few.

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