“Drown the Earth” Album Release is finally here!

I am beyond thrilled to announce that my longtime-coming debut music album with the Free Radicals will release on Dec 11-12th 2013.

Wed Dec 11th 2013 Hamilton Album Release
Homegrown Hamilton, 27 King William Street Hamilton, Ontario
With Richard Garvey, Tanacetum Vulgare, Tom Dusome, 8pm, $6

Thurs Dec 12th 2013, Kitchener Album Release
Cafe Pyrus, 16 Charles St W, 7:30pm, with poet C-Command and more acts tba
Admission + CD $10-20 sliding scale. Or Admission only is sliding scale $6-$10 for students/unwaged. CDs on their own are $10-20 sliding scale

Listen to 3 new tracks from the album right now!!! at

Uplifting uppity songs for the people! Blues and folk melodies filled with soul. Janice saangs, and talks smack about the state and love for community. AFL drops the beat and ups the anti and antics. Brockenshire makes love to his guitar with his eyes closed. Daniel MacPherson tinkles some keys and bobs his head. Rachel Avery sweeps in on violin. Kathryn Wetlauffer saxa-saxaphones. The people clap, sing and dance.

“Drown the Earth” is the debut album from KW-based band Janice Lee and the Free Radicals. It is a collection of songs inspired by struggle, and fuelled by an urgent drive to replace systems of oppression with communities of active care. The songs go from bluesy and groovy with a throwback feel, to folksy, heartfelt and anthemic. The title song “Drown the Earth” is a call for the oncoming climate apocalypse to rebalance the planet. So sing along on the people’s chorus, pump your fist and practice joy through all the struggle!