Indie Rock

I, the Mountain - "Little Wild" Release Party at Junction City 04.03

I, the Mountain are a 5 piece indie folk band based in Kitchener. Their new album “Little Wild” is due out March 31st and they have released a music video for the title track.  Not gonna lie…the up close image of a vertical suplex had me clicking the link instantly. The video features the band inside the squared circle perhaps being a “little wild”. The track itself was written as an ode to the day-to-day things we all do that may or may not be considered a little wild. They will be hosting the “Little Wild” Release Party at Junction City Music Hall on April 3rd. – Kris Gies


Ester "John's Car"

Ester has has released a second single, "John's Car", from their forthcoming album, Turn Around, which is due out March 27th. This is project fronted by Anna Holmquist and featuring Katelyn Cohen, Chris Colson, Raul Cotaquispe, Chris Harris, and Tim Newsum.

Ester is performing a sold out show on March 15th at Schubas with Bad Bad Hats, and the album release event will take place on April 9th at The Hideout with Half Gringa. You can catch Anna performing a solo on April 3rd at Cafe Mustache with Rami Atassi, Diagonal, and Sex No Babies.


James Swansberg "Angry Young Man in America"

James Swansberg has released a second single called "Angry Young Man in America". This is Swansberg's fourth single in the last year and features Caiden Lake James, Colin Croom, and Clay Frankel of Twin Peaks.

You can catch James Swansberg on March 14th at The Hideout.


Hollow Fortyfives release new EP "Weekender" for any day of the week

The Hollow Fortyfives have put out their new EP Weekender, and despite what the name may suggest, the record suits any day of the week. The indie rock jams of Travis Corsaut, Brett Incardone, and Lucas Renberg pay tribute to late nights, debauchery, and general reckless fun outside the confines of the doldrums of the workplace, the chore chart, and the day-to-day responsibilities. At under twenty minutes, Weekender makes for a good one-time listen on your way home from work on a Friday evening, or -- if you put it on loop -- you can make it your soundtrack for your whole Saturday or Sunday, if not both. Weekender is the follow-up to the band's debut 2018 LP Strange Times, and while the rock-and-roll power remains, there's an extra crunch on the new EP that gives it just a little more bite. Check out one of the tracks from Weekender, called "Get Out", below. - Will Sisskind



Side Hug "Conversations"

Side Hug has released a new single called "Conversations". This is the first new music from the Dream Pop group since their 2019 EP "Wasted Summer".

This is the work of Allan Cardenas (Guitar/Backing Vocals), Christian Ovalle (Drums /Percussion), Lyd Landor (Vocals/Guitar), and Yuda Goldbloom (Bass).

The Hive released their live session with Side Hug recently and the group closed their session with this new single.