Since its first full-length release, 2008’s Hastings Sunrise (named after the East Van neighbourhood), Apollo Ghosts has pumped out seven pieces of vinyl, each offering another stab at palm-muted pop punk with a goofy twist. Adrian Teacher (vocals/guitars), Jason Oliver (bass) and Amanda Panda (drums) write songs like a fish lays eggs: fast and in large heats.
For the upcoming release of its next album, Landmark, the three-piece has turned to the help of Steve Lambke, who runs You’ve Changed Records with friend and fellow musician Daniel Romano. Lambke has his own project, Baby Eagle, on the Ontario label while Romano (an ex-member of early 2000s indie-rock darling the Constantines) releases his country records on YCR as well. In fact, Apollo Ghosts are the only West Coast act on the label.
“I met him [Lambke] last summer when I was the songwriter in residence at Sappy Fest,” Teacher told the Straight. “A lot of the songs were written there.”
Landmark comes out on May 12, and the band will hold a vinyl-release show and party at Interurban Gallery with Shearing Pinx and Aaron Read.