By: Sarah Ballagh
EP-Victims of Influence
Release Date- May 28, 2015
The Dead Mechanics are a band out of Barrie, Ontario. Members include Justin Leduc – Guitar/Vocals, Jimmy Mclean – Bass/Vocals, Jesse Muldoon – Drums, Trevor Stanford – Guitar.
This EP is their third release to date, their first was in 2011 followed by another in 2012. This EP has a bit of a heavier vibe than their last one in 2012. It is always interesting when a band’s sound evolves into something a little different each time. There seems to be some really great talent coming out of the Barrie area, and this band is no exception.
Their sound is no question rock influenced, but I also can hear maybe a little bit of Sex Pistol sounding punk in there too on this recording. The EP starts with a strong song called “No Evil”. My favorite song off the compilation would have to be “These Men are Ghosts”, I quite enjoyed the guitar riffs in this one. I found it to be haunting, the title goes well. It ends with “The Death of Everything”, which musically sounds upbeat, but the title and lyrics say otherwise.
The band is playing soon at The Fox in Barrie so head on out and check them out!
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The Fox, Barrie, ON- July 30, 2015
I wear many hats, such as working full time as an ophthalmic assistant, Birth Doula, selling Younique- and now I also have taken up writing with Canadian Beats. I have always enjoyed writing, and I am so excited to be doing it again. We all need outlets and this for me is something that I love to do. Music has always been a big part of my life, and attending concerts is one of my favorite things to do. The energy that I get from seeing a band play live is like no other, I think it’s almost an addiction for me!
I tend to lean towards rock, alternative, indie, folk and acoustic music- but I am also open to listening to something new too! Maybe I’ll see you around at a concert!