IN-FLIGHT SAFETY SET TO RELEASE CONVERSATIONALIST SEPTEMBER 9th
HEAR NEW TRACK BLUE FLARES
KICK OFF FALL TOUR IN THE MARITIMES
Halifax, Nova Scotia is a coastal city - a Canadian indie music hub since the 1990’s, nestled among ragged shorelines of the Atlantic Ocean. From this home base, In-Flight Safety has been crafting melodic indie rock and is set to release their latest album, Conversationalist, on September 9th via Night Danger in partnership with Fontana North. Have a listen to the feature track Blue Flares, for a sneak peek at the new album. The band will launch a fall tour in Charlottetown on September 5th with additional shows in the Maritimes, Ontario and Quebec before heading over to Europe for the Reeperbahn Festival in Germany and UK dates. The UK release of the album is set for September 16th with Conehead and a US release date will be announced soon. Tour details can be found below!
Pre-2011, In-Flight Safety was by all accounts an extrovert. In 2011, the gears shifted as John Mullane (vocalist/guitarist) spent time scoring films and Glen Nicholson (drums) went to school to study architecture. As these new adventures unfolded, Mullane and Nicholson then came together to construct Conversationalist. Mullane had this to say about the making of the new album: "The word conversation came up a lot while working on the record. Metaphorically the conversation is a tool, which helps in constructing something meaningful. There's a simple beauty in a conversation. I give, you take, you give and we repeat. Glen and I undertook hundreds, if not thousands, of conversations in person, by text, phone, and email in order to make something that felt both new and honest. Music is a conversation. It's not finished until someone listens.”
Inspired by contemporary bands like Wild Nothing, The Walkmen and DIIV, In-Flight Safety created an album that is true to their history, but is their most adventurous and honest. The ten tracks on Conversationalist have the guitar hooks that will get stuck in your head and make you want to dance all night, but the imagery is more mysterious. Mixed by Gus van Go (The Stills, Hollerado) in Brooklyn NY, Conversationalist is a study about beauty in opposites and this record is both pragmatic and ethereal, it builds and burns, leaving you wanting more. It’s a love letter and a breakup in one album.
Listen to what In-Flight Safety has to say this September – they welcome you to the conversation!
TRACKLISTING FOR CONVERSATIONALIST
1. Before We Were Animals
3. Blue Flares
6. Caution Horses
7. Tie A String
9. Fight Night
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Sept 5 – Charlottetown PEI @ Fishbones
Sept 6 – Fredericton NB @ Capital
Sept 9 – Toronto ON @ The Rivoli
Sept 10 – Ottawa ON @ Cafe Dekcuf
Sept 11 – Montreal QC @ Divan Orange
Sept 12 – Moncton NB @ Tide&Boar
Sept 13 – Halifax NS - details TBA soon!
Sept 17-20 – Reeperbahn Festival - Hamburg, Germany
*Select UK dates to follow Germany