Founded in an East Van basement in 2010, Brehdren missed out on celebrating their 10-year anniversary due to the pandemic and is eager to make up for lost time
A 12-year staple of the Vancouver ska scene, Brehdren is ready to dance their way into a post-pandemic world, releasing their third studio album “King Quincy’s Dinner Party” on all streaming sites on Friday, September 30.
Recorded & mixed by engineer/producer Matt Roach at Raincity Recorders in East Van, the 8-track album is full of energy and hooks. Lead single, “Garrrie!!!” (Released on August 5, 2022) hits all the right ska-punk notes, while the title track “King Quincy’s Dinner Party” is a bombastic epic about a gathering with dire consequences, complete with an obituary for an evil spider villain.
Brehdren loves to tell stories with its songs, including a continuing run of tunes about stealing Pluto and spies fighting in space. The band’s Space Case epic continues on its third album with Space Case Pt. 4 and 5. Part 4 is a reggae-rock song with guest guitarist Kevin Lyman from Vancouver jam band, The Harmonic Cosmonauts, while Part 5 is ska screamer that brings the Space Case characters back to Earth and into a new “Underwater Adventure Series”.
The new album also includes songs about rich ladies feeding robot birds teeth (Metal & Gold Teeth); violent video games (2001: A Ska Odyssey); a fun trip to the hospital (Buckshot Ricochet – 2nd single released September 16, 2022); and the dangers of a bear mauling (Bear Attack).
“We are so proud of this new album! After 12 years as a band, we have a better understanding of what we want to sound like, touching a variety of styles of storytelling and musical genres,” said Ian Malinski, guitarist & vocalist. “From ska-punk to rock with blistering horn solos, our goal is to make people dance. Check out the album and then come to a show and party with us!”