Mexican Standoff

Mexican Standoff


Mexican Standoff combines haunting, gritty folk, melodies with spicy latin grooves, and the driving, intense rhythms of contemporary British Rock. The music's dark, and yet romantic, energy feels like the anxious rock soundtrack to an epic film.


Mexican Standoff is an exciting, new Toronto based band. Combining the gritty, driving, intense sounds of contemporary British Rock, with the spicy, soulful grooves of popular Latin music, Mexican Standoff presents a new flavour of intelligent and dramatic music.

According to several reviews, Radiohead mixed with Leonard Cohen and the Killers aptly describes Mexican Standoff's rugged, romantic power and stylized story-telling quality. The music’s dark, anxious energy sounds like the rock soundtrack to an epic film.
Teaming up with Hamilton producer, Jordan Abraham of Spectre Box, the band's first EP was recorded February of 2006. In 2007, Mexican Standoff took to live performances and completed their first full-length album, The Mirror Stage. In March of 2008, the band released their first music video, for the song Timeless.

Mexican Standoff’s The Nothing is used in the independent feature film, Kings, in which Jacob Richter plays the lead role. The full-length album is internationally available through the Mexican Standoff website, and various reputable music retailers.


~The Mirror Stage - 2007 (full-length album)
~Mexican Standoff - 2006 (3 song EP)

Set List

Our typical set runs from about 45 minutes to 1 hour, and consists of a mix of both album and new material. Here's our quintessential arrangement: Modesty, Spanish Song, Porphyria's Lover, The Drift, Faux Apathy, Timeless, The Nothing, My Oldest Friend, The Beaches.