With an acoustic guitar in his hands and a giant stomp box under his feet, Winnipeg’s GREG REKUS delivers his own unique brand of punk rock-infused folk music guaranteed to shake rafters, move floorboards, and get even the most stoic of concert-goers out of their seats.
Rekus's latest full-length album, “Sibling Cities”, once again enlists the genius of John Paul Peters (Royal Canoe, Comeback Kid Propagandhi) as engineer/producer. Featuring local musicians
Tabitha Hemphill on bass and back-up vocals, and Erik Strom on drums, the album boasts thirteen original tracks, featuring a stronger influence from the more melodic qualities of pop-punk. With
more mature and insightful lyrics, tasteful arrangements, and diverse tempos, Sibling Cities is evidence of a musician devoted to refining his craft and can be considered among Rekus’ best work
“Sibling Cities is a mix of heart break, good times, political jousting and life in general. It was a hard album to write and record. A lot of personal stuff is in those songs. I was going through the very hard breakup as well as learning to be on the road alone. When I was at home life felt very distant as did friends and I filled my schedule up with work to try to keep busy, but my head felt like a prison every day felt like a life sentence. The music was great to track, and we did everything live off the floor. Vocals were done between 2 sessions due to a sinus infection. It was heart breaking but I was in no shape to sing and it took over a month to recover.
Tab and Erik who also played on the record were a huge part of it. We locked ourselves in a room for a week straight and jammed for 6 – 8 hours every day till the songs were packed with awesomeness! Tab and I spend night after night editing the lyrics and refining the true meaning of all the song. The end product is 13 songs that I feel speak for themselves!” reveals Greg.