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Five Alarm Funk, Sweat

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Andrea Gin

If you’re looking for some new music to soundtrack your next dance party, look no further than Sweat, the new album from Vancouver’s Five Alarm Funk. The eight-member band has been shaking up dance floors across the nation for over a decade with its potent funk fusion, and is now ready to release its sixth studio album.

The album, which was produced by Ben Kaplan (Mother Mother, Biffy Clyro), contains elements of Afro-funk, Latin, ska and punk — and just about everything in between. The band describes it as an encapsulation of years of working together.

Sweat embodies over a decade of dedication and determination. It defines Five Alarm Funk’s spirit to perform and relentlessly push,” drummer/vocalist Tayo Branston said via press release. “We've done cross stage backslides in Taiwan on it, seen it drip from the rafters in Saskatoon, and have crowdsurfed waves of it coast to coast. We live it, breathe it and love it."

The band, known for its raucous live performances, is about to embark on an ambitious Canadian tour this spring, which includes playing 22 shows in 27 days. In the meantime, you can stream the whole album right here a week ahead of its release date.

Sweat will be released on March 3. You can pre-order it here.

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