Union 2112 Records
ERICPANIC is a Francophone punk rock group formed in September 2003 of members Rick Panic (voice and guitar), Julie Panic (voice, guitar, violin and piano), Max Panic (drums) and Jeff Panic (bass).
Catharsis, the band's first album released in August 2004, was very well received by the public and enjoyed a wide play distribution. All the tracks from the album (Récréation, Les majeurs fendent l'air, Ma vie à huis clos and Le Duel) aired to great success both on the radio and on Musique Plus (where the four videos were regularly found among the Top 5 and Décompte Musique Plus). Such a wide distribution brought the band rapid recognition.
By the end of the year, EricPanic had given approximately one hundred concerts staged throughout Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The group participated in several important events (Vans Warped Tour, Woodstock en Beauce, etc.) and was even invited to open for Good Charlotte at Uniprix Stadium in Montréal. Concertgoers and critiques were unanimous: on stage, EricPanic is a blast of energy and smiles!
Following several months dedicated solely to composition, EricPanic came back with Le combat est au jardin, a second album marked by maturity and authenticity. Under the careful direction of Pierre Rémillard, the album was recorded at St-Zenon's magnificent Wild Studio in the summer of 2006.
For the band's members, Le combat est au jardin represents the fruit of many months of hard work, poetry rooted in the absurdity of a world seemingly falling apart, and a passionate and enriching collaboration with Pierre Rémillard. The album containing 13 intense tracks with several surprises including an interpretation of a poem by Gaston Miron as well as the much-appreciated participation of Jacques Languirand, will be released on October 17th.