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Customer Reviews

This is what music should be about.

The lyrics, the gentle rhythm, the ability to make me want to play this on repeat until I know all the words, that's what I love about this band. They're so intricate and detail-oriented in their sound, and the vibe this album brings is mellow and calming as well as up-beat and fun. This album is gold, currently on repeat for me :)

Does not get better

The best album ever if the mood is right.

Great Music

This music is so original and moody, in a sense. I love the emotional feeling in each song! genius.


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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