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Philadelphia, United States

More than one artist/band carry the name “Breakwater: a 70’s Philly funk act later sampled by Daft Punk, and a mid 90’s era Canadian hardcore band.

1. Breakwater was an / band from Victoria, Canada. They combined that sound with soft-loud dynamics, the sound that bands like Envy are getting famous for nowadays.

The original line-up featured Dave Truscott (who also played in Letters to the Lord Himself and Honeysuckle Serontina), Jode Shortreed (Republic of Freedom Fighters, Letters to the Lord Himself , Honeysuckle Serontina), Steve Simard (Republic of Freedom Fighters) and Dave Wenger (Daddy’s Hands, Ache Hour Credo, M-Blanket. This line-up released a Five-Song cassette in 1994. Two of these songs, Five and Seven, were re-released as Self-Titled 7” on Static (#001) in 1995.

Dave was replaced by Carey Mercer (Republic of Freedom Fighters, Frog Eyes, Swan Lake) in 1995. This line-up released a song, Eleven, on a split 7” with Closure on Mountain Records and another one, Twelve, on Compilation 12” entitled I Can’t Live Without It. Both records were released on Mountain Records from NY in 1996, and their catalog numbers are MTN #007 and MTN #009 respectively. The band broke up shortly after.
Another song from the cassette, One, was posthumously released on a compilation CD entitled A Benefit Compilation Brought To You By Mayfly in 1997.

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