Last summer, Oh Geronimo released a two-track single inspired by a losing battle against watery weather and the ensuing flood damage. Now, the Toronto-based band have dried off and are looking to move forward with their debut full-length, Sleep Rhythms — and Exclaim! is giving you an exclusive advanced listen.
Across the nine new songs, the group grapple with growing up, pondering universal existential questions about learning to live with mistakes and moving forward despite them.
"As our responsibilities multiply, so do our confrontations with successes and failures," the band explain in a statement. "These experiences propel us forward but should never be forgotten. Sleep Rhythms reflects on these integral moments of growth by embracing the emotions experienced on the road to adulthood."
The songs also try to understand how much control one can have over the future when certain circumstances seem to be "redirected by fate." These major themes are all woven into the earnest, eclectic musical offering. From the peppy pop-rock of opener "Treeline" to softer, harmony showcasing songs like "Sleepy Mole" and the bouncy bop-along hop of "Moonboots Ablaze," the record offers up an array of ear candy.
Sleep Rhythms is due out on March 18, but you can give it an early run-through in the player below right now.
03/11 Barrie, ON – The Foxx
03/18 Toronto, ON – Adelaide Music Hall
04/15 Burlington, ON – Boston Manor
04/16 Guelph, ON – Van Gogh's Ear