If you've seen the Sea Of Tranquility through a spacecraft window or walked on moon rocks, you may not need a guide to the moon. For those of us who aren't astronauts, Winnipeg's Quinzy will release a new EP called One Boy's Guide To The Moon on Tuesday.
The six-song record will be available for digital download through iTunes and is streaming on the band's MySpace page. It's the first in a series of three EPs (insert Beta Band joke here) that Quinzy will release this year. One Boy's Guide To The Moon was produced by Michael Phillip Wojewoda (Barenaked Ladies, Rheostatics).
The second disc, These Nautical Miles, doesn't have a release date yet. The third doesn't have a release date either, but the band are pondering Oh Precious Dirt as the title so they can carry on the sky/sea/earth theme they started with its two predecessors.
Quinzy were originally called The Good Fight when they started playing together in 2002. They later renamed themselves Sharp House Candy before settling on their current moniker. They've previously released the We Were Here EP and Please Baby Please Baby… full-length. Their lineup consists of vocalist/guitarist Sandy Taronno, his brother Jamie on keyboards and vocals, Jason Pankratz on bass and vocals, and Pankratz's brother David on drums. The Taronnos and Pankratzes are cousins.
Quinzy will play the Scotiabank Stage at Winnipeg's The Forks on July 1 and The Park Theatre in the same city on July 16.
Here are the tracks on One Boy's Guide To The Moon:
"The Steady Hand"
"One Boy's Guide To The Moon"
"The Hum Keeps Us Warm"
"From St. Cloud"