Headquartered in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, infotourist makes freewheeling rock-and-roll about:
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 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 emerged from a decade of cryosleep with a completed EP, tentatively entitled The Employee, to be released imminently. Their current project, 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.
Matt Baetz | Alarms
Jason Erb | Speeches
Tim Forbes | Beatings
Noah St. Amand | Subversion
Joe Chithalin (Joe's M.I.L.L) played bass with a number of bands in the Kingston music scene of the 1990s, most notably J.O.Y.Y., Bloom, Weeping Tile, The Mahones, Wild Blues Yonder and Haskell & The Cleavers.
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