Ontario indie rock act Pacific Estate was formed in 2013 by a few bright-eyed high school kids looking to jam. Unafraid of pushing the envelope, their willingness to blur the lines of genre while staying true to their hook-driven roots catalyzes a fresh yet familiar take on modern rock. Now, they teamed up with Alexisonfire’s Wade MacNeil and Julius Butty (who’s notably behind AOF records) to produce their new single.

Inspired by the nostalgia of playing a concert, “King of the Bar” was born during the pandemic, reminiscing over the euphoria of putting on a live show. In particular, it pays homage to the legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, one of their favourite venues. “But this horseshoe’s luck just might have set me free from it all…” Pacific Estate explains. “This lyric describes what being in a band is all about, and that is the feeling we get when we are on stage together, putting our day jobs aside for night and getting to live our dream as musicians.”


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