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Customer Reviews

Brilliant 3rd album from canadian folk-alt-country act

I was really anticipating the release of this new album. Great Lake Swimmers first two albums were absolutely brilliant, and 'Ongiara' is equally as strong, if not better....For fans of Mark Kozelek, Nick Drake, Mojave 3/Neil Halstead, Neil Young, Barzin....A totally beautiful album.


This is a thing of beauty. Buy it.

simply beautiful

what can I say, it is one of the most moving set of songs I have heard in years. Every track is fantastic, I can not believe I have only just discovered them.


Formed: 2003 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Featuring a blend of acoustic instruments, rural soundscapes, and wistful vocals, Great Lake Swimmers are an indie folk group led by songwriter/vocalist Tony Dekker. The group first appeared in 2003 with a haunting self-titled debut that was recorded in a grain silo and released by Weewerk Records, a small label based in the band's native Toronto. Misra Records picked up the record and released it stateside in April 2005. Recording sessions for Great Lake Swimmers' second album began that same year,...
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