By Regina Sienra
Vancouver’s The Tourist Company has gotten some airplay and has done well on contests like CBC’s Searchlight and The Peak Performance Project. Still, the Vancouver four-piece had yet to release a debut LP. Apollo, the band’s first full album will be released on October 21st, and the title track is available now.
This eclectic band has a huge appeal to astronomy and the human path to exploring the final frontier, and has approached the topics of adventure, discovery, and homesickness on previous material, like the EPs Space Race (2014) and Mercury (2015).
Apollo was produced by BC musician Jordan Klassen, and the title references the space program that took the first humans to the moon between 1969 and 1972. The band has been praised for incorporating magnificent string arrangements and synthesizers to a unique brand of harmonious pop-rock, which are bright as ever on this new collection of songs.
The Tourist Company are Taylor Swindells on vocals and guitar, bassist Josué Quezada, Jillian Levey on vocals and keys, and drummer Brenon Parry. The band has also announced almost 20 dates across Canada in support of their new album.
Check out “Apollo” and The Tourist Company tour dates below.
The Tourist Company Fall 2016 Tour Dates:
Oct 20 – Edmonton, AB @ The Mercury Room
Oct 21 – Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
Oct 23 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Goodwill
Oct 26 – Thunder Bay, ON @ The Foundry
Oct 27 – Sault Ste Marie, ON @ Loplops
Oct 28 – North Bay, ON @ Raven & Republic
Oct 29 – Ottawa, ON @ Avant Garde Bar
Oct 30 – Montreal, QC @ Brasserie Beaubien
Nov 2 – Halifax, NS @ Gus’s Pub
Nov 3 – Charlottetown, PE @ Baba’s Lounge
Nov 5 – Kingston, ON @ Clark Hall
Nov 6 – Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah
Nov 7 – Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern
Nov 10 – Regina, SK @ The Artful Dodger
Nov 12 – Lethbridge, AB @ Owl Acoustic Lounge
Nov 18 – Rossland, BC @ Flying Steamshovel
Nov 19 – Kelowna, BC @ Habitat
Nov 25 – Victoria, BC @ The Copper Owl
Nov 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret