Apollo Ghosts – Pink Tiger
Pink Tiger is the 2-part, 22-song epic return by Vancouver’s beloved DIY champs Apollo Ghosts!
Part 1, “Pink” (LP 1, tracks 1-11), is an intimate home recorded acoustic based cycle that grapples with loss, illness, death, and memory. Part 2, “Tiger” (LP 2, tracks 12-22) is an exuberant indie-garage rock celebration of the persistence of friendship, music, and hope. Apollo Ghosts draw on a long history of independent and locally focused music making, from Flying Nun to K Records to their own Vancouver scene, to reinvigorate indie guitar rock songwriting with ambition and poise.
“About seven years ago, I stood around a makeshift fire pit in a clearing on a small gulf island with a group of my best friends. We burned a beer can and made jokes. When I started recording the first half of this record, I thought everything was falling apart. For six months, I could only hear from one ear and the doctor said it could be something quite serious. The cedars were still dying. My dad was still dying.
A year later, we recorded the second half of the record on Gabriola Island. My ear finally cleared up after the sessions were over. We listened to the final masters in the middle of the heat dome summer during the Perseid meteor shower. The heat dome eventually ended. In the fall, Amanda and I planted dozens of trees (Garry oaks, willows, alders and maples) around that fire pit. Our bass player Robbie’s having a baby this spring. Amanda’s started restoring hand-crank sewing machines. She says everything can be mended. It might be too late, but I’m going to keep planting trees every year going forward anyways.
Apollo Ghosts joked that this was a feeble attempt at making our own ‘Tusk’. Some influences this round: The Bats, Dear Nora, Little Wings, Tom T. Hall, The La’s, Beverly Glenn Copeland, disco beats, ocean swims, trees, Lucia Berlin & Lydia Davis, and as always…. the local music scene.”
— Adrian Teacher.
Apollo Ghosts are a band formed in Vancouver, B.C. Canada in 2008 (founded on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh). Apollo Ghosts live currently feature Amanda P. on bass, Robbie N. on bass, Adrian Teacher on guitar and Dustin B. on drums.
Pink Tiger was recorded by Jordan Koop (Orville Peck, The Courtenays) at the Noise Floor on beautiful Gabriola; a gulf island located in the unceded traditional territory of the Snunéymux First Nation. Additional production and mixing by David Carswell (Destroyer, New Pornographers) at JC/DC Studios in Vancouver.
Track ListingLP1 “PINK”
- Pink Tiger
- Melatonin 5G
- Cloud Hotel
- But I'll Be Around (Acoustic Version)
- To Set The King Bloom
- Morning Voice
- Anxious Love, Pt. 2
- Dirty Spoons
- Surfer's Ear
- Spilling Yr Guts
- Heroic Dose
- OK Soda
- But I'll Be Around (Electric Version)
- Soft American
- Pink Boys
- Peace Motive
- Acid Jenny
- Gentlemen Go To Heaven
- Golden Teacher
- Island Kids
- Amanda P.-drums, vocals
- Robbie N.-bass, vocals
- Adrian Teacher-guitar, vocals, piano, midi, synths, drums
- All songs Apollo Ghosts (SOCAN) (c) 2021
- Cover art by Aaron Read.
- Gatefold art by Gil Goletski.
- Layout and Design by Paul Henderson.
- Back cover typeface by Lesley Johnson.