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The Mailman's Children

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2000 | SELF | AFM

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2000
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"REVIEW YOU - The Mailman's Children, "Supply and Demand""

"The Mailman’s Children deliver songs that are infectious, nicely constructed and memorable, and Supply and Demand paints a consistently attractive picture of this Canadian/American band..." Alex Henderson
RATING: 4* out of 5*** - REVIEW YOU


"CD REVIEW: "The Spiders We Eat""

"..."The Spiders We Eat" is an unexpected gem. The vocals, intense and impassioned, and the songwriting, clever and insightful, alone make this EP worth listening to. An EP that flows; the transition from one song to the next is effortless and the vocals are transformative!"
8 out of 10*** - Pooja S. - MusicPerk.com


"The Mailman's Children - "The Spiders We Eat""

"This is very strong start to finish. It’s got plenty of hooks and great songwriting. I’d recommend this to anyone who enjoys good mainstream rock music. I’d love to hear more from this act."
- GARY HILL - Music Street Journal


"CD REVIEW: The Mailman's Children - "Supply and Demand""

“Like a heavy weight boxer the songs keep coming at you one after the other - with no sign of letting up. From heartfelt “Walls Have Ears” to grooving Anger At Its Best” this CD pretty much has something for just about everyone.” - Cyrus Rhodes
RATING: 9* out of 10*** - INDIE MUSIC DIGEST, Seattle, WA, USA


"The Mailman's Children release "Supply & Demand""

"Supply and Demand is a must have and in the class of all by itself" - Jennifer Hertzler
RATING 8.5* out of 10* - INDIE ARTISTS MUSIC ALLIANCE


"MUSIC EMISSIONS, The Mailman's Children "Supply & Demand""

“…there is a tightness and intimacy throughout all six songs which warrant repeated listens - You could say this EP is essential audio accompaniment to any prolonged road trip.” - Rockthusiast, AKA Gilles Leblanc
RATING 3.5* out of 5*** - MUSIC EMISSIONS (USA)


"Review: The Mailman's Children's "UNDERCOVER""

"The lyricism for “Undercover” exhibits passion and glimpses of hope. While Labossiere delivers “And I wish that I could be there, and I wish that I was leading you to safety,” with devotion and echoes of genuine sincerity, the employed tone is nothing short of authenticity. The lyrics simply click with the conveyed tone, appearing to enhance the sincerity audible through The Mailman’s Children’s instrumental and vocal performances. The arrangement may be of simplicity, but the lyricism evokes an emotional response, showcasing The Mailman’s Children as a band built off of genuineness and originality: both of which are rarities with a multitude of modern artists. .."- ALEXA SPIELER - REVIEWYOU.com


"SKOPE MAG- The Mailman's Children, "Supply & Demand" (EP)"

“Supply and Demand is sure to be remembered as one of the more modern Alternative Rock-Pop releases of our time from Canada. It’s pure College Rock the way it used to be via full-tilt of playing, hooky grooves and a top tiered sound. It’s the ultimate in musical intoxication. - Scottie Carlito
RATING: 4.5* out of 5*** - SKOPE MAG, BOSTON, MA, USA


"TORONTO SUN - CD REVIEW: "Stranger Things""

“There’s NOTHING ILLEGITIMATE about Mailman’s Children. These guys are the real deal…Equal parts inspiration, perspiration and aspitation.” Darryl Sterdan (currently SUN MEDIA)
RATING: 3.5* out of 5*** - TORONTO SUN, WINNIPEG SUN


""Stranger Things" by The Mailman's Children"

"Details that are all too often overlooked are handled with care and deft precision. In a Rust Never Sleeps meets Also Sprach Zarathustra manoeuvre, two versions of the rock anthem “La Guillotine” bookend the album, building up to the album and then dramatically concluding it with the same melody. More than a collection of songs, Stranger Things is a complete album, best enjoyed as a whole." - Broose Tulloch
RATING: 4* out of 5* - STYLUS MAGAZINE (University of Winnipeg)


Discography

2016-2019 - 5th Studio Recording (not yet released) - The band records 21 new songs slated to be released in 2020.

February, 2015 - "The Spiders We Eat" - 4th Studio Recording - Songs: Ride In Your Mind, Private Room, Off To Work, Humility, Ride In Your Mind (acoustic version). Engineered by John Paul Peters at Private Ear Recording. Co-produced by John Paul Peters and Eric Labossiere.  

July/2013 - "Supply & Demand"  - 3rd Studio Recording - Tracks: Undercover, Crazy Without It, Do You Wanna Be Right, Walls Have Ears, Anger At Its Best, Lately. Recorded at Private Ear in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Engineered by and produced by John Paul Peters.  

2013 - Re-release of re-mixed/ Re-mastered "Stranger Things

2002 - "Stranger Things" - 2nd Studio Recording - Tracks: La Guillotine, Stranger Things, Thoughts To End, Go, Mustard Fields, Floorboards,Bruises Cascade, When It Gets Cold, The Bathroom Floor, Confessions of a Dishonest Fisherman, La Guillotine (extended). Recorded at St. Boniface College. Engineered by Andre Lavoie and self-produced by Eric Labossiere and the band.   

2001 - "Maritime Sun" EP - 1st Studio Recording - Tracks: Beloved, Call Us Cowards, Maritime Sun, Second Best, Will You Listen. Recorded at Mid Ocean Studios in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Engineered and produced by Lance MacMaster. 

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Bio

Coined a North American or "Can-American" rock band, The Mailman's Children (TMC) is stationed out of both Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and Helena, Montana, USA, with their frontman Eric LaBossiere currently living on the US side. 

Known for smooth and passionate vocals, LaBossiere writes songs that are very personal in nature yet relatable to most. In recent years, he has said that he writes songs as a reminder of lessons learned and things to "not do again," all the while providing a message of hope, assuring the listener that we can all survive and laugh off the difficulties of our complex lives.

Musically, the band is known for its driving bass and drums, as well as its sonic guitar and piano interplay. Although they always remember to incorporate memorable hints and flavors of the past, The Mailman's Children have been deemed visionaries with a fresh sound. TMC has now released 4 records, producing rock and acoustic tunes, ballads, and instrumentals. However, their biggest and most comprehensive studio work is slated for release in 2020. 

HAS PERFORMED ON STAGE WITH the likes of WIDE MOUTH MASON, SASS JORDAN, ALANAH MYLES, THE NORTHERN PIKES, ROLLER, BRIAN TATARYN & KEN CURRIE of THE GUESS WHO, Ben Darvill of THE CRASH TEST DUMMIES (SON OF DAVE), GREG MACPHERSON, BUDAPEST (UK), MARK REEVES, KEITH AND RENEE and many more... 

SOME VENUES UNDER THE BELT:
The HORSESHOE Tavern, BLACKDOG Freehouse, IRONWOOD Stage & Grill, BIG BOP Building, PYRAMID Cabaret, WEST END Cultural Center, McNALLY'S Tavern, ROCKBOTTOM, LANCASTER Taphouse, The CATHEDRAL, ROCKWATER, REDS, MORGAN'S on 17th, PRARIE INK Cafe, SIDETRACK, FREETIMES, BUSHWAKKER Brewpub, GRIZZbar, etc...           

Detailed touring archives: https://www.themailmanschildren.com/touring-archives
                                                                                          
INFLUENCES: The Killers, Radiohead, The Strokes, Sam Roberts Band, The Tragically Hip, Big Wreck/Thornley, Pearl Jam, The Police, U2, Billy Joel, Jim Croce, Counting Crows, Chris Thiele, Jeff Buckley, Simon & Garfunkel, Ani Difranco


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