Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Great Lake Swimmers :: Ongiara

Ongiara is the third full-length album from the Canadian trio, Great Lake Swimmers. Great Lake Swimmers may very well be my favorite band right now, indie-folk at it's pinnacle. Hauntingly melodic and lyrically amazing. They mixed a bit more of an alt. country sound into this album, complimenting Tony Dekker's folkish style nicely. Owen Pallett of Arcade Fire and Final Fantasy contributes the string arrangements along with a handful of other Canadian musicians. If you'll notice, their sound is very "reverby" (I guess you could call it that), that is because they record all their album in big open spaces, giving it a really resonate and somewhat choral sound. This album was recorded in an old theater in London, Ontario.
Here are some samples for you to enjoy, Changing Colours is my favorite song right now.
Ongiara is available on iTunes.
Great Lake Swimmers - Changing Colours
Great Lake Swimmers - Your Rocky Spine


Blogger parisian cowboy said...

I was thinking about writting a post about them. I think you're right, this band deserves attention.

4:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sunday, June 17 – The Great Lake Swimmers @ Bend Studio Dallas

4:43 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

i am pretty sure that I will making that show - who is this anonymous person?

7:11 PM  

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