My Son The Hurricane – Cashing a Dead Man’s Cheque

My Son The Hurricane - Cashing A Dead Man's Cheque

Band: My Son The Hurricane
EP: Cashing a Dead Man’s Cheque

Written by: Chiara DiAngelo

In follow-up to 2011’s You Can’t Do This, Toronto/St. Catharines 14-piece brass hip-hop band My Son The Hurricane have released a new EP, Cashing a Dead Man’s Cheque. With an impressive 8-piece horn section and mighty emcee Jacob Bergsma leading the way, they are truly a sight to behold on stage. It’s astounding that their tremendous bustling energy is somehow contained in this short EP.

At only three tracks, each one is completely different from the next. It’s crazy to think just how much the sound of the horns can change the tone of each. Enlisting the help of Ash Buchholz of USS, and D-Sisive, the EP opens with a laid-back R&B feel on “Pigeon Park.” The band quickly turns up the dial and pulls on their suit jackets for the bright and splashy “Call Me Mister.” I’m just going to put this out there – the scorching New Orleans “big band” vibe on this one hits a whole lot harder than Justin Timberlake’s recent single “Suit & Tie.” Be prepared to get those feet moving. Channeling all of his anger, frontman Bergsma fully takes the reins on last song “Poison in the Water” and infuses a touch of hardcore and metal into it. For once, the fast-paced frenzied drums come to the forefront, which just adds to its maniacal sound. Plus, it ends with what could be the most unexpectedly intense growly scream I’ve ever heard recorded.

The three song EP acts as a teaser to the band’s upcoming LP that is set to drop on April 5, offering just a taste of what’s to come and leaving you wanting more. If you are in Toronto, My Son The Hurricane hits Sneaky Dee’s on Thursday March 14. Afterwards, they’ll be hitting the road in Ontario throughout the Spring. Trust me, you’re not going to want to miss this.


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