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We received a great review of our CD Release show and our “Sleeping Giants” CD by Lisa Watson from Headwater Region’s magazine called “In The Hills“. This is copied from the section ‘The Year in Music (2010)’ posted on Nov 21st. Click here to view it online. (it’s about half way down the page)

The Breaking Lakes Sleeping Giants

Recorded at Blue Box Studios – Barrie 2010

I was thrilled to hear these guys, completely out of left field, at a recent triple-header in the Wellington Room at Rebekha Sushi. I thought – omigod, I’ve discovered something here. I must tell everyone. So here I am telling you these young men are smooth and spot-on with their playing. An epic rock sound. Big and full and powerful. Great poetry, effects…I can’t say enough. Excellent show, excellent CD. Someone else might be able to do it, but I can’t pin a label on them. Okay, best guess is Supertramp.

Favourite tracks: Sleeping Giants and Last Fight. I love intricate rhythms. Oh, and maybe Dented Fingers. I dunno – fabulous.

http://inthehills.ca/current/features/the-year-in%C2%A0music-2010/

 
November 24th, 2010 News | No Comments
 
 
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Hey Peeps!

we have a lot to fill you in on. Sorry it’s been over a week since we have updated here, we have been waiting for some video footage to be uploaded but it is taking longer then expected.

First! if you were with us on August 12th at Lee’s Palace…  Thanks so much! It was such a cool show. The sound was great in that epic venue and we had a great time with everyone who came to hang with us. If you didn’t make it out to Lee’s, i wont lie, you missed a really fun night but i will give you a brief run down of the night.

We (in the band) got down town really early that afternoon and hung out at our band friend’s condo (TJ’s). Thanks man. Rolled in for sound check at about 6:30, got to know the house sound guy (Ron) who was one of my fave sound guys we have ever had. Which is weird considering that on our way in someone told me to watch out for the JERK sound guy who just kicked some other bands manager out of the club! ha ha. Anyway he did a really good job for us.

finished check and started meeting up with friends who began rolling in. Quickly grabbed dinner, ran back to Lee’s with 10 min’s till blast off.

The show was SICK! from the first hit of J’s lead bit in “Last Fight”, to the last E chord in “Sleeping Giants” we had an awesome time, and fed of your crazy energy. Ron the sound guy was cool enough to let us play a quick encore, so we busted out Johnny B Goode! I have always wanted to play that one live! cross that one of the bucket list.

it was a lot of fun all around, and there are pictures posted at all our online hubs. You NEED to check out Andrew Hesp’s album here

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112685192118953&index=1

he was on the camera all night.

Now Moving on…

We are playing at The Velvet Underground this coming Thursday night, and we don’t want you to miss it! also, we don’t want to miss you. So be sure to come out and bring your friends and have a good time with us on Thursday. you can check all the details here.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112685192118953&index=1

we have been adding a lot of shows to our calendar lately and you can see those dates here

http://content.thebreakinglakes.com/show-dates/

expect some more updates in the next few days as we have some stuff coming in that we will need to be sharing! see you soon!

-Dave

 
August 28th, 2010 News | No Comments
 
 
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dont ask…   just watch!

 
June 23rd, 2010 News, Video | No Comments
 
 
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check it my peeps!

-Dave

 
June 22nd, 2010 News, Video | No Comments
 
 
Hello friends,
So here is the deal, as promised, our brand spankin’ new debut album Sleeping Giants is available for absolutely zero papers, coins, electronic transfers, or gold bars. What I mean is, you can get it for free! Legally. No need to open up Limewire and risk your computer blowing up. No need to go torrent searching either. Wanna know how to do it? IT’S EASY!


STEP 2 – look at the guy on the far left with the blonde hair, isn’t he handsome?
STEP 3 – click on the big red button that says BUY NOW (name your price)
STEP 4 – don’t freak out because it says buy, i promise it’s FREE
STEP 5 – where it says name your price put in “0″
STEP 6 – if you have a credit card or paypal account please consider supporting us and paying for the album, all of the money we make from CD sales goes straight back into the band fund and helps us grow and make more music
STEP 7 – put in your email address, country, postal code and click OK!
STEP 8 – check your email!
STEP 9 – realize that we secretly tricked you into joining our mailing list! MUAH HA HA, don’t worry we only send updates once a month or so.
STEP 10 – put it on your ipod and add a song or two into your justin beiber playlist


SEE IT’S SO EASY! only 10 steps and you’re on your way to guilt free non-pirated free music heaven. You read through all the steps so you might as well go download it now! Anyways, enough of my sales-pitch, I need to get back to trying to rescue the turtle that fell into my pool. Who said turtles are slow? That thing can move, like a cheetah.
Jason
 
June 6th, 2010 Email Updates, News | No Comments
 
 

So… last week was a lot of fun!

Here’s a little update on the the happenings down here at the TBL camp.  We released our first album, “Sleeping Giants”, last week!  It was an amazing time and a lot of fun.  To start it all off, Jay was able to get us an interview up at B105.5 fm, which is a Bolton/Caledon radio station.  Yes, it’s small, and you probably haven’t heard of it before… but you should! The guys there were awesome!  Very cool stand-up dudes!  Johnnie A, Rob, DJ Dave, and Juice (I assume, spell it like the noun) thanks so much for having us.  We were kind of expecting to go in, answer a few questions, play a tune and leave.  Instead, they played, like, half the album, Dave and Jay played two other songs live on the air, and we chatted for quite a while.

The next day Juice (again, not sure how you want me to spell that one) had us do a show at the Toby Jug Pub in Bolton.  The show was SUPER loud, but proved to be a great warm up for the night to come… The Official CD Release Show.

Saturday was a whirl wind.  We did’t get home until 2ish in the morning from Bolton. Then it was up early to get the sound gear and instruments together for the show.  We went down to pick up the system from our good friend Adam, then over to Rebekha Sushi to set it all up.

In time, the other bands showed up.  Devin came by, and a bunch of the Bremen Town Players.  Things were ready to go off!  At around 9 or so, Adam Kozak got the night rolling as people were coming in with a classic “Kozak Attack”!  He and his friend Evan did a Drum and Bass duo.  Only… it’s not what you think.  No dance beats over here… just straight up rock and roll.  Next up was Devin and the Dark Lights.  Again, great music!  Devin’s work, in my simple opinion, has such a great quirky quality to it.  Unique and fun.  Up next was the Bremen Town Players.  Killed it… again!  I’ve seen them play only twice before, and every time was amazing.  Great song writing, great musicianship, gets stuck in your head instantly… but in a good way.  There was a bit of a technical glitch at the start of their set.  The speakers kept cutting out when they sang.  Like I said… haha, minor problem.  Dave sorted it out quickly in my opinion.  If it was up to me, I would have probably just peed myself… there were a lot of people watching, and most of them came to see the Bremens.

Haha, psyche, I totally wouldn’t have peed myself… I don’t think.

The Bremens were awesome once the ball got rolling.  And then The Breaking Lakes‘ turn.  We ironed out some kinks and stuff from the night before.  The set felt good, the people who came were amazing.  We are a new band, so like I said, most of the people who came, came to see Devin, and the Bremens, deservedly so.  All the other sets were great.  So truly, to everyone who was able to come out so late and stay up with us to rock a bit, thank you so much.  Orangeville has a great community of musicians and music lovers, and we were proud to have the opportunity to be able to be a part of it this past weekend.

So again, thanks to all the guys at B105.5 fm “The B Side” and thanks to Juice and the Toby Jug.  A huge thanks to Chris at Rebekha Sushi for letting us mess up the basement until very, very late.  Also thanks to Devin and the Dark Light, Adam Kozak, and The Brem Town Players for the great music and cool vibes and to Perry at Aardvark Music and Culture for helping us get this show on the road.

-Matt

This is just a small video blog of our time at B105.5 fm

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Wow, that was a really long blog post. I’m never going to do one that big ever that again.

 
June 1st, 2010 News | No Comments
 
 
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… So folks, here’s the scoop!  This is how to get your FREE Advanced copy of The Breaking Lakes’ new album “Sleeping Giants”!

The Breaking Lakes will be releasing their first album on Saturday, May 29th!

We will be joined by our friends The Bremen Town Players, Devin and the Dark Light, and Adam Kozak!

The Doors open at 8:30pm

It will be at Rebekha Sushi 35 Armstrong St., Orangeville

Tickets are $10

They can be purchased at Aardvark Music and Culture (Orangeville) 169 Broadway, 519-941-4100 (available now!) COMES WITH A FREE CD!

p.s. while driving keep your eyes on the road

 
May 15th, 2010 News | 1 Comment
 
 
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Hi!
Ok so the time has come,
We have spent literally thousands of hours writing, arranging, rehearsing, recording, mixing, mastering, and sequencing our latest music. Over the past year we have put a lot of effort into creating The Breaking Lakes debut, full length album, and we are so close to releasing it.
Today we wanted to give you a taste of what you can expect to hear on it by pre-releasing 4 songs for online streaming. So head on over to www.myspace.com/thebreakinglakes to listen to them!
we would love it if you could give us a bit of feedback on these songs right on our facebook event page. This way, as we are still a baby band, we can really start to get to know who is listening and in turn start building our TBL community with you.
We will all be on facebook to chat right about now. (12 am) so if you would like to talk to the band / add them as a friend, that would be really cool too.

Ok thanks everyone for all the support you have shown us so far, and this is going to be a crazy ride.
-Dave, Jay, Matt, Ryan.

 
March 24th, 2010 Email Updates, News | No Comments
 
 

Hey There! We’re The Breaking Lakes and we’re new to this thing they call the internet. (more…)

 
March 8th, 2010 Email Updates, News | No Comments