Toronto, ON – January 25, 2019 – Vancouver alt-rock outfit, Tourist Company, released their debut album, Apollo, to critical acclaim in 2016 and toured the release relentlessly across their home country and internationally. Today, the duo – comprised of Taylor Swindells and Brenon Perry – share the next chapter in their musical career, with the release of their new single, Conflicted/Restricted. Have a listen and check out the lyric video here.
The pair will be taking their new music on the road, with shows announced across Canada, sharing the stages with fellow alt-rock group, Long Range Hustle. The tour will wrap in Toronto on March 22nd. See below for full details.
Conflicted/Restricted premiered yesterday with Indie88 and marks a thematic turning point for the band. While Apollo explored the parallels between the members’ own lives and the vast mystery of outer-space and was far-reaching, cinematic and grandiose, the new music is introspective and expressive of what processing disaster feels like.
“This song is an inner monologue of that moment that you realize there’s no escaping from the inevitable and there’s nothing you can do about it. Imagine you’re out and you realize that you’ve forgotten to turn off the stove, so you race home. As you approach your neighbourhood you see smoke in the distance and time slows down to a crawl. Your heart races; adrenaline takes over. It’s too late.”
With a sound that seamlessly blends the electronic and the organic, Vancouver’s Tourist Company have carved out a sound that is defiantly all their own. Orchestral elements swell into a sea of synths, propelled along by rhythms that combine experimental with progressive. This duo of singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Taylor Swindells, and drummer, Brenon Parry, have steadily built a musical reputation that is impressing critics and winning fans worldwide.
Tourist Company will release a new album later this year, with details to come soon.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
February 23 – Calgary, AB – The Gateway *
February 26 – Edmonton, AB – The Buckingham *
February 28 – Kelowna, BC – Fernando’s *
March 1 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret *
March 2 – Victoria, BC – Copper Owl *
March 4 – Rossland, BC – Flying Steamshovel *
March 5 – Red Deer, AB – Bo’s Bar & Grill *
March 6 – Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern *
March 8 – Winnipeg, MB – The Cavern **
March 22 – Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe Tavern *
*with Long Range Hustle
**with The Bloody Historians