Toronto Indie rock band Midday Swim have come a long way since forming as a five-piece group just over a year ago. They formed at lead vocalist and guitar player David Krygier-Baum’s lake front cabin in the Kawartha Lakes area.
“We’re a very positive band and we bring a lot of energy to our shows. We want people to feel the joy and love of bringing summer as a theme to most of our music,” said David Krygier- Baum.
The members of Midday Swim have been buddies since high school in Thornhill (except for drummer Max, who attended high school in Richmond Hill). Once Krieger-Baum put together demos, the rest of band liked it a lot. “We worked on more demos and that helped us grow as a band, and as a song writing team. Once we recorded more demos with our instruments, we felt we had something pretty special that we really enjoy,”.
The band’s debut single “Summer Eyes”, brings a pop like, hard-hitting rhythm that will make you want to head to the nearest dock, with a cold one in hand. “The song makes everyone feel great and Summer Eyes gives you the feel of summer all year round, while looking at the world with optimism,” says Krygier-Baum. The song and their music drew inspiration from the likes of Broken Social Scene, who they consider to be a big influence.
Their hard efforts eventually lead to their debut self-titled EP that was released on May 1st, and they are no rookies to the music game as their music has evolved since their days of winter hell in the Krygier-Baum lake front cabin. Just barely a year since their inception, the band has already hit some very key milestones. They’ve played some of Toronto’s hottest musical festivals including Canadian Music Week and NXNE. “Our music has become more upbeat with a dance, party like feel to it. The music has evolved since we bring the songs to the stage with what the audience vibes with,”.
Now, the band’s focus is on the finals of The Edge’s Next Big Thing contest who are poised to make a splash, regardless of the outcome. “We love having fun as a group, and we work hard on our songs. When we play the songs live, the fans have a lot of fun with it and they sing along to our songs. The songs pull you in as if it were you coming to join the party and sing to our music. Whether you’re listening to it anywhere, it brings people together,”.
Speaking of summer, the band is currently working on a new single with producer Dave Newfeld, who has worked with Broken Social Scene on many occasions. Midday Swim will hit the stage to impress the judges at the Phoenix on August 21st, where one of the bands will be crowned The Edge’s Next Big Thing.
David Krygier-Baum (vocals/guitar)
Stephen Ermel (keyboard/vocals)
Sebastian Shinwell (guitar/vocals)
Craig Saltz (bass)
Max Trefler (drums)