Back in July, Toronto's Ohbijou announced they were going on an "indefinite hiatus," much to the dismay of their fans. On the band's Tumblr, lead singer Casey Mecija explained:
For the past 8 years we have shared experiences of music and friendship that extend beyond any dream imaginable. We are sad to close this chapter of our lives, primarily because our time together as a band was also often marked by an unbridled sense of hope and possibility.... Unfortunately, it is time to take pause and allow for new experiences. However, we do not leave without feelings of swelling gratitude.
When the band appeared on the show in 2011, George said:
If you like all kinds of sounds, and bands that know how to play their instruments and write beautiful melodies and just go to a whole bunch of different places not just lyrically, intellectually or emotionally, but with the sounds they create, then you're going to love the band that we have tonight. I'm very excited to have Ohbijou on.
Ohbijou plays a last, epic sold-out show tonight in Toronto's Great Hall, supported by The Rural Alberta Advantage, Snowblink, The Wooden Sky and The Acorn. Farewell!