Adrian Teacher is a Vancouver based songwriter and performer best known for his work with Apollo Ghosts, COOL TV and as a back-up musician for several independent bands. His album Mount Benson was nominated for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize and he was the SappyFest songwriter in residence in 2011. He won the Vancouver Mayor’s Art’s Award for Music (emerging artist) in 2015.
The SUBS feature Amanda P. on the kit, Robbie N. on the bass and a variety of other talented musical contributors.
Adrian has previously collaborate with many musicians, including: Dirty Beaches, Karl Blau, Julie Doiron, Rose Melberg, Jay Arner, Steven Lambke, Shotgun Jimmie and the ravaged production minds at JC/DC studios.
Adrian Teacher & The Subs have released a new video and announced a cross-Canada tour to celebrate the release of their new Terminal City LP (YC-028).
Amanda P. from the Subs meticulously created and animated this video for the title track from the Terminal City LP. Watch as a day in the life of a rapidly gentrifying Vancouver neighbourhood is catastrophically upset by an invading horde of giant partying babies.
And catch Adrian Teacher & The Subs on tour this summer! Subs shows follow in the tradition of Adrian and Amanda’s previous efforts with Apollo Ghosts and CoolTV: radically inclusive, fun, spirited shows full of hooks and celebration. This is not to be missed!
Adrian Teacher & The Subs on tour:
June 03 – Vancouver, BC @ Toast Collective (LP Release Party)
July 12 – Lethbridge, AB @ The Slice
July 13 – Regina, SK @ The Club
July 14 – Winnipeg, MB @ Goodwill Social Club
July 15 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Apollo
July 16 – Hamilton, ON @ This Ain’t Hollywood *
July 17 – Guelph, ON @ Magic Bus (early show)
July 17 – Guelph, ON @ eBar *
July 18 – Toronto, ON @ Delaware House *
July 19 – Toronto, ON @ Monarch Tavern *
July 20 – Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge *
July 21 – Peterborough, ON @ The Garnett ^
July 22 – Ottawa, ON @ Bar Robo *
July 23 – Montreal, QC @ Poisson Noir ^
July 24 – Quebec City, QC @ P572 *
July 26 – Moncton, NB @ Esquire Tavern *
July 27 – Saint John, NB @ Callahan’s Pub ^
July 28 – Halifax, NS @ Gus’ Pub ^
* = w. Weird Lines & Jon McKiel
^ = w. Weird Lines, Jon McKiel, Jay Arner, and Supermoon
Terminal City is available now through our Mailorder shop and through the efforts of Outside Music Distribution (Canada) and RedEye Worldwide and through all reputable digital sellers.
And for a limited time Apollo Ghosts – Landmark is on sale to celebrate the release of the new album.
The return of the Apollo Ghosts frontman and the mighty Subs!
What happens when the thing you love begins disappearing in front of your eyes?
It’s a heavy question: Terminal City, the debut album by Adrian Teacher & The Subs, documents a rapidly changing Vancouver, an endangered planet, faltering relationships and personal loss. It is a return to classic form – filtering heavy subject matter through the 2 1⁄2 minute frantically upbeat power-pop song, while giving gentle musical nods to 70s UK pub rock scene (think proto-punks like Squeeze or Nick Lowe).
And it’s a return to You’ve Changed Records by the former Apollo Ghosts songwriter, and boy are we happy to have him back. With the Subs in tow, Amanda Pezzutto on drums and vocals and Robbie Nall on bass and vocals, the sound is a hearty continuation of the work of Apollo Ghosts and the short-lived but much-loved Cool TV.
Terminal City was recorded to tape at the Bottle Garden in Montreal by Peter Woodford (Freelove Fenner, Moss Lime) and at JC/DC studios in Vancouver by David Carswell (Destroyer, New Pornographers), and follows 2015’s Calvin Johnson produced Sorta Hafta EP.
Terminal City is available in a limited pressing of 300 copies. Get it now before it’s gone the way of the mom and pop shops, the local grocers, “affordable” rents, and the weather. It is available for Pre-order now from our mailorder shop.