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"We'll Be Under The Radar When You're Ready" - EP - 2006, VS. Recording Co.


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From the meager beginnings, Tourist has continued to expand and elaborate on their unique and captivating style. The addition of Colin Griffiths on bass to the lineup at the end of the summer in 2002 to compliment the volatile drumming style of Ethan Jacobsen proved a perfect match to supply the backbone for the powerful melodies masterfully composed by guitarist/singer/keyboardist Alex Robert and guitarist Alan Foote. Together the band has developed a style all it's own with a jerky and uneasy sense of urgency instilled in an otherwise beautiful wall of sound landscape, reminiscent of bands like Gang of Four, Juno, Autolux and Doves, just to name a few.

Over the course of their 4 years together, Tourist has made an impressionable name for themselves amidst the Seattle music scene. Playing the supporting role for bands such as We Are Scientists, Vietnam, The Comas and The Divorce and with the release of their EP “We’ll Be Under the Radar When You’re Ready” in February of 2006 on VS. Recording Co., Tourist looks to spread their unique style outside of Seattle, with plans to tour the west coast in support of the effort in May.

With further plans to head into the studio in June of 2006 and tour again late that summer, Tourist has high expectations of taking their high energy and powerful brand of music to the farthest reaches possible. While the band's recorded material moves at an incredible pace with energy enough for two groups and production that uniquely attempts to capture the four piece's live sound, Tourist's live performances amaze beyond the limits of audio recordings, making them one of the up and coming acts that you really shouldn't miss.