"A Mexican Standoff in Toronto?!"

    TORONTO, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - Normally an unfamiliar term used to describe a
stalemate or a confrontation neither side can win, in this case it's the name
of a new band set to release its debut CD. On Thursday, October 11th at 9PM,
Mexican Standoff (www.themexicanstandoff.com) will hold the CD release concert
for their new album entitled "The Mirror Stage", at Clinton's Tavern, 693
Bloor St. West, in Toronto.
    Sounding like Johnny Cash meets Radiohead, Mexican Standoff doesn't aim
to fit into any one specific genre. Though the band has its roots in Rock, at
its core is an anxious, dark and eerie expression that lures the listener in
and keeps them captivated. And according to Mexican Standoff's front man Jacob
Richter, the album provides a fresh sound few new bands offer: "I believe this
album really helps change the perception that new bands rarely give anything
different. Our music sounds like the rock soundtrack to a Sergio Leone
spaghetti western. That's what makes it so unique."
    Mexican Standoff achieves its unique sound by combining haunting, gritty
folk melodies with the epic, driving rhythms of contemporary British Rock.
Influenced heavily by legendary bands such as "The Beatles", "Pink Floyd" and
"Smashing Pumpkins", Richter says he also seeks inspiration for the band's
music from his experiences as an actor, "I try to use the drama of theatre to
give intensity and a sense of story telling to our music. It's real emotions
buried in fiction that helps create interesting characters and compelling
lyrics throughout each of our songs."
    Already a hit amongst many of the college/university radio stations and
currently available internationally on iTunes, Richter hopes to expand the
band's fan base once the CD is released.
    The cost for the CD release concert is just $10.00 for a CD and
admission, or $5.00 for admission only. For more information on Mexican
Standoff and their new album go to www.themexicanstandoff.com.

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For further information: For media inquiries contact Sharon Welch at FPM
4PR at (905) 777-9503 ext. 27 or via email, sharon@4pr.ca.

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