More than one artist/band carry the name "Breakwater: a 70's Philly funk act later sampled by Daft Punk, and a mid 90's era Canadian hardcore band. 1. Breakwater was an emo/hardcore band from Victoria, Canada. They combined that post-rock sound with soft-loud dynamics, the sound that bands like Envy are getting famous for nowadays. The original line-up featured Dave Truscott (who also played in Letters to the Lord Himself and Honeysuckle Serontina), Jode Shortreed (Republic of Freedom Fighters, Letters to the Lord Himself..