SPRING TOUR DATES BEGIN MARCH 1
BEAUTY IN THE TENSION OUT FEBRUARY 9 VIA FORWARD MUSIC
"soothing, heartfelt, indie jams all the way from Canada’s Atlantic Coast." - Salute Magazine
"dreamy, 70s sounding" - Grid City Magazine
"There's something so mellow, so smooth about this Fredericton, New Brunswick-based indie folk outfit that ambient music might require a new pacifying sub-genre." - Exclaim!
"Fredericton's soft and beautiful Symphonium return to wash over us again, as always a breath of fresh air." - CBC
PHOTO CREDIT : Michael Belyea // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
The Olympic Symphonium are sharing their upcoming album, Beauty In The Tension, ahead of its release date courtesy of CBC Music. Due out February 9 via Forward Music, the album is the result of rural isolation, small comforts, and the discovery of two pairs of Dark Side Of The Moon pajama pants.
For six days last winter, Nick Cobham, Kyle Cunjak, Dennis Goodwin, and Graeme Walker holed up in the legendary Old Confidence Lodge studio in Riverport, Nova Scotia to focus on 13 new compositions. Working long days with the help and stamina of engineer Diego Medina, the band laid down a batch of songs that were road-tested and ready to be captured in this magical Oddfellows Hall-cum-studio.
Delicious home-cooked meals and harmony vocals were provided by Jennah Barry, a fellow resident of Nova Scotia's south shore, and additional instrumentation was provided by Michael Belyea (Jenn Grant), Tim Crabtree (Paper Beat Scissors), and composer / arranger Drew Jurecka. Sonic inspiration came from Pink Floyd, guitarmonies, and Chicago power-ballads.
The Olympic Symphonium will head out on the road this spring with their new album in tow. Tour dates begin March 1 with more dates to be added shortly. Full tour listings can be found below.
BEAUTY IN THE TENSION TRACKLIST
01 Coat of Arms
02 Glory of Love
03 Thanks a Lot
05 The Middle
07 In With The Camera
08 Lost In The Party
09 Look At Her Now
10 Choral Voices
Feb 2 - Moncton, NB: Flash Moncton @ Central United Church // tickets
Mar 1 - Saint John, NB: Five & Dime // tickets
Mar 3 - Breadalbane, PEI: The Dunk
Apr 19 - Fredericton, NB: Flourish Festival
Apr 20 - Halifax, NS: Bus Stop Theatre // tickets
Apr 27 - Toronto, ON: TBA
Apr 29 - Montreal, QC: Casa Del Popolo