Five Alarm Funk - Sweat (Self-Released)
Add Date: 02/28
Focus Tracks: 11, 9, 6, 1, & 12
Formats: College, Triple A, World
Artist Info: Hot, sweaty dance floors with feet stomping and every body moving, grooves for days, monster horns, crushing percussion, and shredding psych-rock guitars: these are among the elements that make up the Five Alarm Funk experience. But don’t be fooled by the name: there’s more to Five Alarm Funk than that. The band thrives on transcending the funk genre by seamlessly mixing in elements of Gypsy rock, Latin music, ska, and even prog-metal.
The WCMA-winning and JUNO Award-nominated Vancouver-based band is eight men strong and over a decade deep into a career that has seen it release five acclaimed albums and burn up stages across the country on six Canadian tours, and this vehicle isn’t about to slow down. In fact, Five Alarm Funk is just picking up steam.
Set to release on March 3, 2017, their 6th studio album, Sweat, gets right to the roots of what Five Alarm Funk is all about: epic, intense arrangements, heavy groove, and a ton of fun. The band hit the studio last winter with producer Ben Kaplan (Mother Mother, Biffy Clyro) to create their new album, Sweat, which features 12 of the funkiest tracks the band has ever written.