Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Ohbijou - crossing the border for their first shows in the US
Is it just me or does it seem like every good new band your finding out about is coming out of Canada? And to be even more specific out of the Toronto, Ontario region. From The Wooden Sky, Hayden, to the Great Lake Swimmers & Serena Ryder, with the abundance of good new talent bein cranked out from our neighbors to the north it looks like Toronto is becoming the new Brooklyn??
The latest band making an impression is Ohbijou who also hail from the same Toronto area. The band is set to make their US debut this may 8th@ the Knitting Factory & May 9th @ Union Hall in Bklyn.
Ohbijou who had success in 2007 with their single "St. Francis" off of the album Swift Feet for Troubling Times, highlighting the soft vocals of Casey Mecija, complete with it's driving bass and violins.
The band is fresh off of it's 2 week music residency at Banff Centre for the Arts in the woods of Alberta, where they had their own cottage to write, practice, meet new producers & engineers, work with classical musicians & even recorded and mixed a new track. They are currently working on their second album which they say should be released possibly in Sept. or early fall??