SPRING TOUR DATES CONTINUE APRIL 19
BEAUTY IN THE TENSION OUT NOW VIA FORWARD MUSIC
“The Olympic Symphonium harness their individual strengths to come together as one, seamlessly crafting Beauty in the Tension’s unique and unmistakable sound.” - Dominionated
"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
Today, The Olympic Symphonium share the video of their performance of “Choral Voices” from Shivering Songs at the Wilmot Church, which premiered today via Spill Magazine. “That room was built for choral music and all though we aren't a choir, we sure felt like it in such a grand, hollow space,” says Graeme Walker.
On the track, Walker says there’s “an effort to make sense of being made to feel like there is an air of failure or underachieving, when really there isn't. Exploring the idea of getting caught in the trap of how we measure success, the speed of the world today, how we miss opportunities to connect, and how the results can be damaging. The importance of effort and communication, and not taking people and relationships for granted. All of these are themes explored with an undercurrent of optimism and hope.”
The band’s most recent album, Beauty In The Tension, 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.
April 19 - Fredericton, NB - Flourish Festival
April 20 - Halifax, NS - Bus Stop Theatre
April 26 - Saint-Casimir, QC - House Show
April 27 - Chelsea, QC - Mill Road Community Space
April 28 - Ottawa, ON - The Record Centre (matinee performance)
April 28 - Frelishburg, QC - Beat & Betterave
April 29 - Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo