Thu Mar 24 2016

8:00 PM Doors

The Fox Cabaret

2321 Main Street Vancouver, BC V5T 3C9

Ages 19+

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Live Nation is excited to present Fast Romantics

Timeline:

Front Of The Line by American Express: Thu, Jan 28 10am-10pm 

Live Nation Presale: Thu, Jan 28 10am to 10pm

Facebook Presale: Thu, Jan 28 10am to 10pm

Public On Sale: Fri, Jan 29 at 10am

Show Info:

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No Minors! Must be 19 & older with valid government ID to attend

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Fast Romantics with guest The Tourist Company

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  • Fast Romantics

    Fast Romantics

    Alternative Rock

    “The triumphant ‘Julia' could be a lost hit for Elvis Costello and the Attractions. It's chiming, high-fidelity indie rock with, indeed, an awesome, dirty guitar line throughout that hooked me right away. ” -NPR

    “[Fast Romantics] punch up a new breed of New Romanticism with plenty of power pop hooks...Matthew Angus croons, lovelorn, to his heart’s desire with Jarvis Cocker-esque swagger bolstered by the band’s exalting choruses, buzzing guitar licks, chiming keys and pulsing beat.” - KEXP

    Fast Romantics are a Toronto-based band first formed in Calgary by Matthew Angus and Jeffrey Lewis. The son of a piano teacher, Angus drifted in the margins of the Calgary music scene before forming the band with Lewis in 2008. Following some early independent releases the band began work on their first LP, Afterlife Blues (2013), shortly after moving to Toronto, with producer Howard Redekopp (New Pornographers, Teagan & Sara). The album was in some sense a process of discovery for the band, as they grew into their sound, encompassing new influences as Angus began to refine his songwriting. The album’s first single, “Funeral Song,” was an early culmination of this process, and rapidly garnered an audience via heavy radio play, propelling the band into a year of consistent touring highlighted by prominent slots at Virgin Fest, SXSW and CMJ. 

    Despite this early success the band found themselves at a crossroads as they considered their next step, and Angus began to question the band’s direction. “There was a disconnect,” says Angus, “we’d go out and make loud party music but that wasn’t what I was listening to when I got home, so there was a disparity and I wanted to figure it out.” To this end Angus began considering bringing another songwriter into the project and contacted Kirty, who at the time was focused on her own music. “Kirty was one of the first people I wrote to because I was just captivated by what she was doing,” he says, “it’s the first time I’ve ever had another songwriter in the band. I’m still writing these songs but Kirty is the counterweight to the whole thing and she’s going to call bullshit on me. She will tell me when things ring false, when the songs don’t reflect me, and I think now the songs are coming from a more genuine place.”

    This new approached yielded “Julia,” a track produced with Gus Van Go (Michael Rault, Hollerado, Whitehorse) that attracted the attention of NPR, KEXP and the CBC, among others, with Angus’ deft pop songwriting drawing comparisons to Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker and Bruce Springsteen. 

    The band’s new single, “Animal,” is the product of the same collaboration and sees the band reunite with Van Go as producer. Exploring Cartesian themes, the song is, for Angus, a continuation of the “rebirth” of Fast Romantics and very much a product of his relationship with Kirty. “We were out one night and there was some awful narrative to the night with some guy we both knew acting horribly, and it got us talking about base instincts and how certain people act on them while others resist. We actually ended up having a huge argument about it and I woke up the next morning with the song in my head.” The band recently completed a full length with Van Go to be released in the Summer of 2016. 

  • THE TOURIST COMPANY

    THE TOURIST COMPANY

    Aboriginal Rock

     

    It's been a year of maturing and hard work for The Tourist Company. The four-piece has spent the majority of the last year either on the road touring nationally, or in the studio cultivating their sound and recordings. Their stunning new Mercury EP confidently shows off the band as one of Canada’s most prominent independent acts poised to make an impression in 2016.

    The EP was recorded in two halves over the last 12 months. The first recording sessions in the spring were with long-time friend of the band and engineer Daniel Klenner (Hey Ocean) at The Space Studios. Jordan Klassen returned as producer, and the band completed a wide variety of tracks. Mixing was handled by Colin Stewart (Yukon Blonde, Hannah Georgas) and for the time being, the band thought they were done recording. However time off in the winter found lead singer Taylor Swindells writing a batch of new material, and early in the year the band went back into the studio, this time working with Ryan Worsley (Dear Rouge) at Echoplant Studios. “I get lost in describing life through metaphors and the one that’s stuck with me the most as a writer lately has been the parallels between creating music in the modern world and venturing into the unknown of outer space”, said Swindells. “Mercury was the name given to the space program that paved the way for the Apollo missions. We wanted to create an EP that would set the tone for our full album. It isn’t the full story. It’s more like a prologue for what we want to say next.”

    What The Tourist Company want to say next is that they have found their sound and know how to showcase the full spectrum of what it can offer. Opening with the epic “Mercury 1”, the band hints at the cinematic nature of the upcoming full record. "The title track was a last minute ordeal. Something was missing sonically, and this song kept nagging at us until it was a reality. Creating the song is ultimately what helped the EP take shape", added Swindells. Lead single “Shouldn’t Believe” offers a deep bass groove alongside a sure-to-be-stuck-in-your-head chorus, whereas “Now What?” invites you to bounce along to its quirky pop stylings. The band experiments with punk and garage rock in “1972” before segueing into the synth-rage of “Budget Meeting”. The EP wraps up with a teaser of what’s to come with an acoustic rendition of the upcoming full record's sprawling experimental closer, “All of You on the Good Earth”.

    The Tourist Company will be releasing Mercury EP on April 29th, 2016.

LIVENATION.COM PRESENTS

Fast Romantics with guest The Tourist Company

Thu Mar 24 2016 8:00 PM Doors

The Fox Cabaret Vancouver BC
Fast Romantics with guest The Tourist Company
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Ages 19+

Live Nation is excited to present Fast Romantics

Timeline:

Front Of The Line by American Express: Thu, Jan 28 10am-10pm 

Live Nation Presale: Thu, Jan 28 10am to 10pm

Facebook Presale: Thu, Jan 28 10am to 10pm

Public On Sale: Fri, Jan 29 at 10am

Show Info:

General Admission

No Minors! Must be 19 & older with valid government ID to attend