About

The fragility of life, love, and their counterparts; these are the things that shape our existence and the aptly named debut album Counterpart by new alt. rockers, Iduna.

Produced by Mark Makoway (Moist, David Usher), Iduna’s Counterpart is a guitar-driven nod to the great halls of alt. rock past. The introspective lyrics, sometimes wistful, sometimes fierce, are delivered with rich harmonies and stirring melodies.

Counterpart is a record consisting of the band’s most sincere moments. Each track is an attempt at vulnerability, articulating feelings of betrayal, injury, optimism, and compassion. The group strives for honesty in everything they do and brought that attitude to the studio. Seeking a like-minded producer, Iduna reached out to Mark who eagerly came on board after listening to a handful of demos. Together they sculpted songs over a period of many months, leading to a gratifying recording undertaking at PhaseOne Studios and Rumblecone in Toronto.

Unlike their carefully crafted music, the band came together effortlessly. All four members met through Craigslist after Jason Craig posted an ad seeking potential bandmates. Everyone hit it off instantaneously and a new dream was born. All four had been playing in bands based out of Ontario and the Maritimes for years, but Iduna has certainly evolved into their most robust project to date.

Spending their formative years playing Toronto-area festivals and the city’s many venues, Iduna are now hungry for a broader adventure. 2017 will see them perform all over Canada and anywhere that allows them to make the stage their home for an evening.

The group takes pride in making their performances an emotional experience. Iduna intensifies their concerts by incorporating lights, video, and movement on stage as much as possible. A group of well-rounded artists, each member gives everything they have while playing with the aim of enthralling each soul in attendance.

Iduna is Jason Craig, Trison Boyes, Tim Saulnier, and Craig Koziar.

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Counterpart cover art

 

Debut Album Counterpart – Available Now

Pick it up on Bandcamp or from any of your favourite online music retailers.

Shows

August 26

The Horseshoe Tavern

370 Queen St W, Toronto, ON

Local Music Showcase with:

BAMBOO
BROTHER LEVON
THE TIRED FLAMES
and
RETURN FOR REFUND

$10

8:00 p.m.

19+

Tickets at the Door

Event Details – Facebook to come

 

News

June 27 – So Many, Many Things

First off! Thanks to everyone who attended our release show way back when. The album is now available everywhere and you should definitely check us out on Spotify, Google Play, Bandcamp, iTunes and Deezer. Give us that “Follow” on Spotify, it actually helps a lot.

We had the  best time. Adelaide Hall had tons of great humans in it on May 12th and we enjoyed sharing an hour’s worth of our music (and a special Smashing Pumpkins tune) with everybody. Return For Refund and Bike Club were exceptional to share the stage with and got everyone nice and fired up.

We’ve since had the privilege of returning to Adelaide Hall when we opened up for the lovely Bif Naked on June 21st. I don’t think we’ve ever met a kinder person in the world. She was extraordinarily nice and put on a great, intimate performance to many adoring fans. We also got the chance to spend some time with Altered By Mom (a new, really great Toronto band) and watch the meet and greet post-show. Bif has the best fans and it was a delight to see everyone who got to meet her.

We also got the chance to meet and open for Odds in Tillsonberg earlier this month – they were similarly lovely and played to a packed Sammy Krenshaw’s. We started the night off and got to meet the good people out and about celebrating Turtlefest.

We’ve also been busy doing a a bunch o’ interviews! Big thanks to Danger Canadian Content for having us! They posted our little interview at Factory Girl today and we’re some of the funnest guys to chat with.

We got the chance to chat with Berk Hawk of Unpeeled Show as well before our Bif Naked opening set at Adelaide Hall. Such a fun dude and had a blast chatting with him about our music and how we got started. Keep an eye out for that in the future by subscribing here!

Jason and Craig sat down to chat with Joe Chisholme of IndieCan Radio. You can check out the episode HERE. Our part of the episode starts at 17:30.

Jason and Trison were also on a couple of most excellent podcasts – getting their tarot read on the Crystal Ballroom Podcast and with Altered By Mom friend – Gina Kennedy for Radio Somewhere.

It’s been a busy, hectic, and fun couple of months. May and June came and went so quickly – we’ve got a lot more coming up though and cannot wait to share music videos and a bunch of other cool stuff with you all very soon.

Toronto friends – our next show is August 26th at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern once more with a night full of phenomenal independent bands. Come join us and see what we’ve been up to in person.

Contact

We’d love to hear from you. Reach out any time to management@idunamusic.com or use the form below and we’ll reply as soon as possible.

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