Bruce Peninsula:: Bruce Trail Fire Sale

There’s no other way to say it. Cancer is a motherfucker. Good people are impacted daily; family, friends, role models, musicians. The disease isn’t discriminatory, it’s just a son of a bitch. For Bruce Peninsula’s Neil Haverty, a rare but highly-treatable form of Leukemia knocked the wind out of his sails the day after the band of friends finished their sophomore record.


Refusing to sit idly, the band has decided to take this time to explore new musical influences and the result, the Bruce Trail Fire Sale, is “a sort of digital b-side series that collects one-off songs, covers, live videos… whatever we can dream up.” Basically, the band will be giving away whatever song/performance/video they come up with once or twice a month and decided everything will be free and embeddable to make sharing as easy as possible.


The first installment is their fantastic take on my Loudon Wainwright III song (well outside of this one), “The Swimming Song.” I first heard the band crush this song when they headlined the herohill HPX show in 2009. It was the perfect ending to a great night; York Redoubt and The Got To Get Got built the energy to a fever pitch, and it was the first night we ever met this guy.


So long story short. Bruce Peninsula are about to hit us with some absolutely amazing odds n’ sods and by the fall Neil should be back up to full speed and the band will be tearing across the country to bring us all thumping percussion, hand claps, gospel harmonies and preacher-like screams. That my friends, is the best news of all.

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MP3:: Bruce Peninsula - The Swimming Song

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