One of Toronto’s most beloved indie bands, Ohbijou, sadly announced last week that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus. Formed in 2004, Ohbijou released three albums: Swift Feet for Troubling Times (2006), Beacons (2009), and Metal Meets (2011), and toured internationally. Ohbijou was also responsible for Friends in Bellwoods, an initiative that celebrated the intersection of community and art, and raised over $17,000 for the Daily Bread Food Bank here in Toronto.
With a sincere video message (below) from frontwoman Casey Mecija, Ohbijou announces the indefinite hiatus, thanks everyone for all the support over the past 8 years, and invites you to their farewell show. The gig will be held at The Great Hall in Toronto on September 7 and will also feature other Bellwoods friends: The Rural Alberta Advantage, Snowblink, The Wooden Sky and The Acorn.