Adrian Teacher used to play in Apollo Ghosts and COOL TV, both venerable Vancouver bands, but with his new band The Subs he's able to take a wider, more sardonic gaze at the world and survey "a rapidly changing city, an endangered planet, faltering relationships and personal loss." And, especially, gentrification.
The video for "Terminal City," the title track from the band's upcoming You've Changed debut, speeds the process of gentrification to two and a half hilarious, teachable minutes of claymation.
Drawn to the "character" of an old Vancouver neighbourhood, young professionals open up their artisanal nuts shops, their artisanal oils shops, their artisanal marijuana dispensaries with their artisanal doctors on Skype, and before you know it giant babies are suckling craft beer and going Godzilla all over the block. Then everyone goes for pho.
Designed and animated by drummer/singer Sub Amanda Pezzutto, the 2:25 video took three painstaking months to make, while the song was recorded in "a few takes live to tape in Montreal on the hottest day of the year," Teacher remembers.
"First song the Subs learned together as a band, last song they play at the show."
"Terminal City, the last stop on the train...isolation now ends. Will Adrian surf the wave?"
Adrian Teacher & The Subs' Terminal City is out May 27 on You've Changed Records.
CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
June 03 - Vancouver, BC @ Toast Collective (LP Release Party)
July 12 - Lethbridge, AB @ The Slice
July 13 - Regina, SK @ The Club
July 14 - Winnipeg, MB @ Goodwill Social Club
July 15 - Thunder Bay, ON @ Apollo
July 16 - Hamilton, ON @ This Ain't Hollywood *
July 17 - Guelph, ON @ Magic Bus (early show) +
July 17 - Guelph, ON @ eBar *
July 18 - Toronto, ON @ Delaware House *
July 19 - Toronto, ON @ Monarch Tavern *
July 20 - Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge *
July 21 - Peterborough, ON @ The Garnett ^
July 22 - Ottawa, ON @ Bar Robo *
July 23 - Montreal, QC @ Poisson Noir ^
July 24 - Quebec City, QC @ P572 *
July 26 - Moncton, NB @ Esquire Tavern *
July 27 - Saint John, NB @ Callahan's Pub ^
July 28 - Halifax, NS @ Gus' Pub ^
* = w. Weird Lines & Jon McKiel
^ = w. Weird Lines, Jon McKiel, Jay Arner, and Supermoon
* = w. Julie Doiron