Ohbijou will kick off their tour tomorrow.
20 Jun 2007 Loplops Gallery Lounge with The Wooden Sky...
"We drove for hours to get there. The veins of concrete became dirt and stone. A little hamlet lined the shores of slate plates and determined pines. We could feel a sharp wind fill our mossy lungs. The city seemed so far away. We came to Dyer's Bay to write. A wood cabin with giant timber walls...the idyllic band retreat but there was something more stirring in the underbelly of th...is landscape. We had become so distracted; fitting in music like a penny off a sidewalk. We needed a place to focus and time to remember the romanctic relations between our ideas and musical ambitions. We set up our instruments and devoted ourselves to unpacking each melody, image and rhythm. We became friends with the families that lived in each burrow of the peninsula and were inspired by their devotion to the community and to their children. Songs began to assemble themselves and in this space we could discern the narratives that would have otherwise been lost to busy schedules in the city. There was a need to propel our music forward and I think that involved attempting to construct a new language for lyrics and an application of new effects. "A parsing of this blood to find myself in you" reflects the overarching methodology to the lyric writing and musical arranging of this album. It was a "parsing" of emotions and an investigation of the relationship of those emotions to music. There was an attention to detail that we've never had before. Dyer's Bay was a site to house and inspire our ideas, and after three memorable sessions in that wooden cabin we had the skeleton of our forthcoming album, entitled Metal Meets. We would come to realize the potential of each song with the guidance and wizardry of producer/engineer Jace Lasek. Ohbijou traveled to Montreal to spend the winter months at Breakglass Studio. Jace Lasek would leave an indelible mark on our band. His talents for experimentation and engineering awesomeness would expand the possibilities for what an Ohbijou song could sound like. We've never had so much fun recording an album and we owe so much gratitude to Jace, thank you. Ohbijou is proud to share Metal Meets and is excited to perform it live for audiences upon its release this September, 2011." Casey Mecija