The Mailman’s Children (TMC) is a Can-American Indie rock band based out of both Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA, and Helena, MT, USA. Lead Singer Eric Labossiere (born Canadian) currently lives in Helena, MT, USA, while the rest of the band lives in Winnipeg. Labossiere has now lived on the US side for the last 4 years, with the first 3 of those years spent in Minneapolis, MN. One year after the birth of TMC in 2000, songwriter and lead vocalist Labossiere had recruited the musician line-up that remains to this day: Joel Couture (Joe C) on bass, Joel Perreault (Joe P) on lead electric guitar and backing vocals, and Eddie Vesely on drums and electronics. Winnipegger Ivan Burke is known to fill in on drums when the band tours. He also recorded drums on the band’s 4th studio effort called “The Spiders We Eat.” The “Spiders We Eat” EP was recorded at Private Ear in Winnipeg over 2014. It was produced by John Paul Peters (Propaghandi, Royal Canoe, The Waking Eyes) and Eric Labossiere (of TMC). The EP will be released in March of 2015, and is a prelude to the full-length effort being recorded by the band in the Spring of 2015.
Most recently, the band picked up a licensing agreement on the US side. Over the years, TMC has done numerous TV and radio appearances, and toured much of North America. Capable of turning on their rock show or falling back on their acoustic charm, they’ve played with a variety of acts to include Wide Mouth Mason, The Northern Pikes, Mark Reeves, Sass Jordan, Alannah Myles, Greg MacPherson, Pushing Daisies, Keith and Renee, Roller, Son of Dave (Ben Darvill of The Crash Test Dummies), and many more. Following a short hiatus from 2005 to 2010, TMC has returned stronger than ever.