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infotourist

Kingston, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2018

Kingston, Canada
Established on Jan, 2018
Band Rock Indie

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May
05
infotourist @ BLU Martini

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Feb
09
infotourist @ The Mansion

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Jun
26
infotourist @ Stages

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Jun
15
infotourist @ Wonderclock (Shankfeste III)

Orangeville, Ontario, Canada

Orangeville, Ontario, Canada

Jun
07
infotourist @ The Metro (City Showcase, "Canada Rocks" showcase)

London, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

London, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Jun
06
infotourist @ Vans on Carnaby Street

London, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

London, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Apr
28
infotourist @ The Grad Club

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Apr
26
infotourist @ Time To Laugh Comedy Club (394 Princess St.)

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Apr
03
infotourist @ Elixir Nightclub

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Mar
26
infotourist @ The Grad Club

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Feb
01
infotourist @ Alfie's

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Sep
22
infotourist @ J Hall (Midpoint Music Festival)

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Jun
23
infotourist @ Skeleton Park Music Festival

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Jun
21
infotourist @ Millennium Music Conference

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Jun
09
infotourist @ Rancho Relaxo (North By Northeast)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Apr
06
infotourist @ Clark Hall Pub

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Apr
04
infotourist @ The Sweet Hereafter on CFRC

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Jan
18
infotourist @ Clark Hall Pub

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Jan
13
infotourist @ Scherzo Pub

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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Bands from other lands

These lads hail from Kingston, Ontario, and they're probably some of the coolest guys there. Their sound punches convention in the face with a fistful of indie cred and Radiohead-meets-Modest Mouse-meets-Godspeed You.

Plus, they sings songs about things such as how mind-numbing the daily grind can be. Who can't relate to that? Check them out at www.infotourist.org. - The Patriot-News


"Hello, Helpdesk!" by infotourist

From north of the border (that’s Kingston, Ontario) comes infotourist and this jaunty, quirkily witty take on being a working drone buried in a cubicle in the world of big business. It might be a bit long, but the highly observant lyrics are brilliantly pointed. - The Patriot-News


Discography

2006: Selected Case Studies (3 songs)
2006: America Will Hide Me From The World (Single)

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Bio

Headquartered in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, infotourist makes freewheeling rock-and-roll with quotable, acerbic satirical-essay-style lyrics evoking:

  • Presidential photo-ops.
  • Beta males.
  • Election correction.
  • Flickering fluorescent strip lights.
  • Day traders and despots.
  • Holy highways.
  • Bulleted feature lists.

After having been on hiatus for a decade due to other projects (including The Gertrudes), Infotourist has reunited to restore justice to the world.

On Infotourist's first coming:

"Their sound punches convention in the face with a fistful of indie cred and Radiohead-meets-Modest Mouse-meets-Godspeed You." - Alexis Dow, Harrisburg Patriot-News

"All I can really add is that the above quote might undersell them a bit." - Justin Beach, Canadian Music Spotlight

Their first single, “Hello, Helpdesk!”, an emancipation proclamation for cubicle dwellers, was chosen to represent Canada on the Millennium Music Conference Compilation CD, on which it was designated as one of the best tracks by Barry Fox and Kira L. Schlechter of the Harrisburg Patriot-News, writing that “the highly observant lyrics are brilliantly pointed”. The Unisong International Songwriting Contest also awarded the song with an Honourable Mention.

Infotourist’s subsequent musical war-on-war-on-terror, entitled “America Will Hide Me From The World”, earned an Honourable Mention in the international “We Are Listening” 2006 Singer/ Songwriter Awards, and was chosen as a Finalist in the renowned Independent Music Awards by judges including Peter Gabriel and Suzanne Vega. It was also listed on the “Justice Through Music” website, and on Neil Young's “Living With War Today” songs page.

After releasing their EP, “Selected Case Studies”, Infotourist took their captivating live show to North By Northeast, the Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg PA, and the main stage of Kingston's legendary Skeleton Park Arts Festival. Infotourist was selected, along with only three other Canadian bands, to perform in the “Canada Rocks” showcase, sponsored by Billboard magazine, as part of “City Showcase - Spotlight London 2007”, at The Metro in London, England.

On Infotourist's second coming:

Infotourist has completed recording an EP tentatively entitled The Employee that will be released imminently. Their current project, tentatively entitled The Election and slated for LP release later this year, is a rock opera featuring the rise of a fictional bloviating orange tyrant. You really ought to invite them to your festival, bar, or bunker to perform it for you.