Bruce Peninsula
"Don’t Wake the Giant"

by Jim Di Gioia

August 9, 2016

Every fire starts with a spark, every mountain from a grain of sand. From docile slumber, Bruce Peninsula stirs, wiping sleep from their eyes and sounding their Southern gothic yawp through the airwaves to a world that’s so sorely missed them.

“Don’t Wake the Giant” summons all Bruce Peninsula’s collective might into a bellowing barnstormer of a song. No one stomps, struts and shakes the very marrow of your bones in quite the same way as the Toronto based collective. They’ve got us right where they want us, hypnotized by Misha Bower’s vocal prowess and rendered powerless by the slamming rhythm.

Relentless, revolution-stirring, required listening.

Jim Di Gioia

Jim founded the music blog Quick Before It Melts in 2006 and was its principal writer until 2016, when its decade-long run ended 10 years to the day it started. DOMINIONATED is its spiritual successor. Jim currently serves as a Polaris Music Prize jurist and Prism Prize jurist.
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