Hot off the heels of the Brothers and Sisters, Alone We Explode tour, Femme Generation enlisted a new drummer and hunkered down to work on a handful of new songs. The Future Called, They Want Their Sound Back marks an expansion to the group's signature sound while displaying a renewed focus on the raw energy central to Femme Generation. Co-produced by Dave MacKinnon (The Fembots), this 5 song EP will be available for download as a companion to a 7'' vinyl pressing. The vinyl release will include the title track as an A side, Orlando Boom on the B side plus a remix the Remix Artist Collective (Bloc Party, The Shins, CSS).
Femme Generation’s first full-length album Brothers and Sisters, Alone We Explode was produced in the summer of 2005 and officially released in February of 2006 on Permafrost Records. Produced by Dave MacKinnon, it was recorded in a barn in rural Southern Ontario and mixed at Chemical Sound in Toronto. Brothers and Sisters, Alone We Explode topped many Canadian and American college radio charts and quickly became a favorite among pod casters.
2004 saw the release of Femme Generation’s debut EP Circle Gets The Square. With compositions that are as visceral as they are cerebral, it dazzled both fans and music critics, earning it a spot on NOW Magazine’s Top 10 albums of 2004. The EP was recorded over 2 days at the historic Weston Lions Arena utilizing the unique acoustics of an old ballroom overlooking the rink. Produced by Dave MacKinnon, the sessions were mixed at Chemical Sound in Toronto.
Femme Generation's slow formation began in 2002 with Bernard Kadosh (Vocals, Guitar) and Aaron Hutchings (Keyboards) piercing their eardrums in a lonely rehearsal room. Just two weeks before recording Circle Gets The Square, Montreal émigré John Rivera (Bass) answered an ad the day after moving to Toronto and hopped aboard. Drumming duties were filled by Paul Filippelli for both Circle Gets The Square and Brothers and Sisters, Alone We Explode. Alex Hackett, another Quebec-native, took over as time-keeper for The Future Called, They Want Their Sound Back.
What some folks have said:
"There is power in their music that goes beyond the notes and chords and drum beats, something good is going on."
- Exclaim! Magazine review of Brothers and Sisters, Alone We Explode (2006)
"A molotov cocktail of feverish rhythm and fiery vocals. Essential listening."
- The Montreal Mirror review of Brothers and Sisters, Alone We Explode (2006)
"They won the crowd over, making more chaotic noise than most bands twice their size. Strong songs, tight yet explosive, friendly yet ferocious. A memorable show."
- Chart Attack Magazine review of live performance (2006)
“A new leader of the pack. ... a strong musical voice that's at once addictive, standardized and timeless. This is the real deal.”
- Eye Weekly (Toronto) review of Circle Gets The Square (2004)