Published Jul 07, 2015Folksy Toronto-based indie rockers Oh Geronimo are set to unveil a new two-song single, and Exclaim! has got your exclusive first listen to it.
The six-piece band share members with the Big Lonely and aim to create music that lets them "freefall into the moment." It's a mantra that's embraced on the two new tracks from Oh Geronimo's new digital 7-inch single, which delivers "The Flood" and "Waves (The Flood Pt. 2)."
"Not too long ago, my basement bedroom flooded as a result of heavy rainfall and snowmelt," explains singer Ciarán Downes. "This happened twice during the transitional turmoil between Ontario's sombre winter and damp spring. It had a much more tragic and lasting effect than I anticipated, since many sentimental items were slowly destroyed by mould. We wrote these songs about it."
Despite the less than joyful inspiration behind the songs, the results are a surprisingly buoyant, uplifting pair of folk-rock tunes, propelled by poppy melodies and eclectic instrumentation. Admire the single artwork painted by Amanda Groover above and scroll past the band's upcoming Canadian tour dates to give the pair of tunes a spin in the player below.
07/31 Bristol, NB - A.C. Sharkey's
08/01 Sydney, NS - Governor's Pub
08/04 St. John's - TBA
08/05 Corner Brook NL - Brewed Awakening
08/06 Corner Brook, NL - Whalen's Gate
08/07 Pasadena, NL - Oasis Beach House
08/08 Corner Brook, NL - TBA
08/12 Edmundston, NB - Bar Le Deck
08/14 Montreal, QC - Barfly
08/15 Ottawa, ON - Avant-Garde Bar
08/20 Toronto, ON - The Rivoli
08/21 St. Catharines, ON - Detour Music Hall
08/28 Burlington, ON - The Boston Manor
08/29 Sudbury, ON - The Townehouse