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Apollo is frustration, anxiety, beauty, struggle and accomplishment; and it pushed us to the limit of what we could do creatively. It is the defining moment in our series of releases that describes life through the metaphor of mankind’s escape to the moon.

We can't say enough thanks to our friends, our families and the community around us who are the real heroes of this record. Everyone involved went far beyond the call of duty to bring this project to life.

We hope you enjoy the tangent we've taken.

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released October 21, 2016

Apollo was recorded at The Space Studios in East Vancouver, BC
Engineered by Dan Klenner
Produced by Jordan Klassen
Mixed by Colin Stewart at The Hive
Mastered at CPS Mastering by Brock McFarlane

All songs performed by The Tourist Company
Drums and percussion by Brenon Parry
Bass and bass synthesizer by Josue Quezada
Keyboards and backing vocals by Jillian Levey
Guitars, piano, glockenspiel, keyboards and vocals by Taylor Swindells

Cellos performed by Brian Chan
Violin on Pedestals and Astronaut performed by Stephanie Chatman
Harp on 1957, Sputnik and Mercury Pt. II performed by Elisa Thorn
Additional drums on Shouldn't Believe performed by Dan Klenner
Jordan Klassen played bass on Shouldn't Believe

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Track Name: Sputnik
Lie awake at night
Waiting for the call
Toss those restless pages
Skip forward to the end
Tell me where I went wrong
Point out the fatal flaw
What’s their winning secret?
How have they won again?

Come on let’s start a fire
Rage past the stunning loss
We can re-write the pages
Of everything we’ve done wrong
Give me another chance
To show you it’s worth the cost
We can’t resist the future
If we walk away right now

I felt your breath upon my shoulder as I slept
But I awoke and you were gone
I couldn’t see as you escaped into the dark
That all’s not lost, and I was wrong

That night
Night
Track Name: Shouldn't Believe
Sweet-talk your lies into my ear with your secret spin
But know that I won’t give in again
Know that I won’t give in again
Flash all your magic your surprises are nothing new
And now that I won’t give in again
Know that I won’t give in again
You had your chance

You’re something that I shouldn’t believe
Something that I shouldn’t believe, you are
something that I shouldn’t believe
Something that I shouldn’t believe, you are
something that I shouldn’t believe

Hold my attention for a moment and then let go
And know that I won’t give in again
Know that I won’t give in again
Cold costly wasteland you’re a dream I don’t understand
Know that I won’t give in again
Know that I won’t give in again
Stay where you are

You’re something that I shouldn’t believe
Something that I shouldn’t believe, you are
something that I shouldn’t believe
Something that I shouldn’t believe, you are
something that I shouldn’t believe

We saw a future without flaw
But now I see you for what you are

For something that I shouldn’t believe
Something that I shouldn’t believe, you are
something that I shouldn’t believe
Something that I shouldn’t believe, you are
You’re something that I shouldn’t believe
Something that I shouldn’t believe, you are
Something that I shouldn’t believe,
Something that I shouldn’t believe, you are
Something that I shouldn’t believe
Track Name: Pedestals
I’ll put on some masterful disguise
And you’ll applaud
No simple thoughts, no swift mistakes
Your poster child

I told you that we would be ok
I said to you, “we will be fine”

I wanna be someone who you can get behind
I wanna find some way to be your peace of mind

Lofted so high I’ll surely fall
And break apart
Tight-wound enthralling new digest
Won’t let me rest

I told you that we would be ok
I said to you, “one day we’ll be fine”
I told you that we would be ok
I said to you, “we will be fine”

I wanna be someone who you can get behind
I wanna find some way to be your peace of mind
I wanna be someone who you can get behind
I wanna find some way to be your peace of mind

I told you that we would be ok
I said to you, “one day we’ll be fine”
I told you that we would be ok
I said to you, “we will be fine”
Track Name: Astronaut
Those were the darker days
We made it right, made it right
So confident in wars I fought to save a life
To save your life
Thousands of hours paid
Paid in flight, paid in flight
So stumbling towards new dreams
500 hopes, I am one

Now I cannot say a word
My throat closed
Can you feel my heart race
Can you see my surprise
Can I ever explain? No I can’t

We were the chosen few
Set apart, set apart
Chosen to chase the stars
While they invent the astronaut
Consumed by a blinding light
All alone, all for naught
So tumbling towards new lows
I lost your love, I lost your heart

Now I may not be the one
I suppose
Can you feel my heart stop?
Can you ever explain?
Can we ever return back to normal?
They made it so far
But my mind to turned to stone
As I watched it unfold

Now you live as if you don’t know my name
Now you live as if you don’t know my name
Now you live as if you don’t know my name
Now you live as if you don’t know my name
Now you live as if you don’t know my name
Now you live as if you don’t know my name
Can you feel my heart?
Can you feel my heart?
Can you feel my heart?
Can you feel my heart?

Can you feel my heart stop?
Can you ever explain?
Can we ever return back to normal?
They made it so far
But my mind turned to stone
As I watched it unfold
I watched it unfold
Track Name: Apollo
So far away from the city lights
I caught a glimpse of a better life
We thought we knew what it was we were chasing
We knew that this would be our last chance

I was wrong to underestimate you
I was wrong to underestimate
I was wrong to underestimate you
I was wrong to underestimate

A distant drop of a subtle blue
An ocean far from the site of you
We paid our way to the moon at our own risk
We found a better home in what we left

Before they pull the rug from underneath our feet
From under our feet
Before they pull the rug from underneath our feet
From under our feet

I was wrong to underestimate you
I was wrong to underestimate
I was wrong to underestimate you
I was wrong to underestimate
Track Name: Mercury Pt. II
We saw a flash above the Rockies
We thought that maybe it was you
Stepping outside the realm of history
Into the hearts of us below

We hoped that this time would be different
Our changing fates will keep you safe
We must be pulling all our punches underwater
To be moving at this pace
Tell me that patience is the answer
That our frustration’s just a phase
Pounding our feet against the pavement
Sleepless progress
We will make it to the end

Hold your head above the water
Safely come back home to me
Hold your head above the water
Safely come back home to me

We must be pulling all our punches underwater
We must be pulling all our punches underwater
To be moving at this pace
To be moving at this pace

Hold your head above the water
Safely come back home to me
Hold your head above the water
Safely come back home to me
Track Name: Sidelines
You gave me quite the scare
Waiting for you, waiting for the news
That you’d struck water
Waiting for you, waiting by the sea

Soft light from the never-ending sidelines
Hold fast in the morning we will be alright
Soft light from the never-ending sidelines
Hold fast in the morning we will be alright

There are nights, there are nights when I fall asleep
I fall asleep into the skies
There nights, there are nights when I fall asleep
I fall asleep into the skies
There are nights, there are nights when I fall asleep
I fall asleep into the skies
There are nights, there are nights when I fall asleep

Soft light from the never-ending sidelines
Hold fast in the morning we will be alright
Soft light from the never-ending sidelines
Hold fast in the morning we will be alright

You said you wanted hope
Said you wanted hope
You said you wanted hope
Said you wanted hope
You said you wanted hope
Said you wanted hope
You said you wanted hope
Said you wanted hope

There are nights, there are nights when I fall asleep
I fall asleep into the skies
There nights, there are nights when I fall asleep
I fall asleep into the skies
There are nights, there are nights when I fall asleep
I fall asleep into the skies
There are nights, there are nights when I fall asleep
I fall asleep into the skies

Soft light from the never-ending sidelines
Hold fast in the morning we will be alright
Soft light from the never-ending sidelines
Hold fast in the morning we will be alright

Soft light from the never-ending sidelines
Hold fast in the morning we will be alright
Soft light from the never-ending sidelines
Hold fast in the morning we will be alright
Track Name: Weightless and Stranded
Pause for a moment
Hold your breath
Say what you’re thinking
There’s nothing left
We start ascending
According to plan
Save all your worries
Our day is at hand

We felt it explode
And take our breath
That pressure is something
I won’t forget
Oh tell me a secret
A word divine
That we’re gonna make it
Just give it time

We’re drifting away from all we love
We’re drifting away from where I belong