Bad Ass Break-Outs: The Jerry Cans

unnamed-4

The Jerry Cans consider themselves a band of the North, and if you look on a map, to see where their home city if Iqaluit is, you’ll understand. Located on Baffin Island in Frobisher Bay, Iqaluit has a population of close to eight thousand people. Perhaps it’s coming from such a small and isolated part of the world that helps explain how the five piece band managed to find such a unique sounds.

The group’s songs carry a huge sound, full of orchestral flourishes; swooning violin, accordion and throat singing meld seamlessly with the rock and roll foundation to create tracks that can be lush and vibrant, or hard-hitting and powerful. The lyrics switch between English and Inuktitut.

“On the Rocks” has a wide-sweeping scope, with the throat singing and emotional vocals giving it a haunting quality. “Havava”‘s melancholy post punk guitar line crescendos into a howling folk rock chorus, and latest single “SOS” (from their upcoming album Echoes, dropping May 15th)┬árides a Celtic violin melody towards a dramatic choral arrangement on the chorus. The drums provide brash clashes that evoke ┬ábeing caught into a storm on the sea.

The Jerry Cans‘ music embodies the snow covered northern city they harken from, and captivates with its daring melodies unique voice as a band. This is a band that could easily conquer festivals and build a name for themselves worldwide.

Discover them in our Bad Ass Break-Outs Playlist below:

 

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.