“Five Minutes With” Indie Rock/Dream Pop duo, Funeral Lakes

Funeral Lakes is Chris Hemer (he/him) and Sam Mishos (she/her). They are currently based out of Kingston, Ontario, a small city where St. Lawrence and Cataraqui rivers meet, on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario. They started Funeral Lakes in spring 2018, self-producing music in their apartment in Vancouver, BC, seeking a creative medium to share their fears and frustrations.

Funeral Lakes


Funeral Lakes


Indie Rock/Dream Pop



# of Albums:

1 LP, 2 EPs

Latest Album:

Redeemer (EP)

Latest Single:


Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Bright Eyes

Favourite musician now:

Big Thief

Guilty pleasure song:

We’re Here For A Good Time (Not A Long Time) – Trooper

Live show ritual:

Tea with honey

Favourite local musician:

Michael C. Duguay

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Night owl

Road or studio?


Any shows or albums coming up?

Our second LP is currently in the works and will be out later this year.

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | Bandcamp | Twitter | Facebook | Spotify


Rapid Fire Vancouver Qs

Favourite local restaurant:

Apsara Angkor

Favourite street in your city:

King St. W. (it runs all along the lakefront and into the downtown core, so it makes for a nice walk).

Favourite park in your city:

Breakwater Park (it’s a great spot to sit by the lake).

Favourite music venue in your city:

The Hotel on Wolfe Island

Favourite music store in your city:

Something Else Records



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Demian is an Argentinian retired musician, avid gamer and editor for the Montréal Guardian, Toronto Guardian, Calgary Guardian and Vancouver Guardian websites.