Halifax's This Ship Announce Debut Album, Book Canadian Tour

Halifax's This Ship Announce Debut Album, Book Canadian Tour
All the Stars & Elements, the upcoming collection from Halifax indie rock outfit This Ship, contains just five songs, but don't be fooled by the brief tracklist — the songs are long enough to make this the band's debut full-length. And in support of its June 22 release date, the group will be heading out on a Canadian tour.

The collection was recorded by Charles Austin at Echo Chamber Studio in Halifax. Mixing was handled by Andrew Wiseman, with mastering by J. LaPointe. For a taste of This Ship's sprawling sound, stream "Memory" at the bottom of this page; it moves from a quietly pensive intro to upbeat pop rock and continues to swell for much of its near-seven-minute runtime.

See the tracklist below, and scroll past that see This Ship's tour schedule. It runs for a month from the end of May through to late June and finds the band playing shows in Canada's eastern half. On June 6, the group will record a new three-song EP in Quebec City.

All the Stars & Elements:

1. The Blockade
2. Memory
3. Typical Speakers
4. The City
5. Houses, Not Homes

Tour dates:

5/31 Moncton, NB - Plan B
6/1 Fredericton, NB - Gallery Connexion, Last Class Bash
6/7 Montreal, QC - Le Cagibi
6/8 Quebec City, QC - Pantoum/Le Phoque
6/12 Toronto ON - NXNE (Halifax Pop Explosion stage)
6/13 Ottawa, ON - Rainbow Bistro
6/14 St. John, NB - Pepper's Pub
6/21 Liverpool, NS - Privateer Days
6/22 Halifax, NS - Michael's Bar & Grill