Apollo Ghosts/Cool Frontman Adrian Teacher Releases Ambient Solo Album

Apollo Ghosts/Cool Frontman Adrian Teacher Releases Ambient Solo Album
Since the breakup of Apollo Ghosts last year, Vancouver songwriter Adrian Teacher has gone on to issue a prolific string of releases with his funky new band Cool. Now, the ever-busy frontman has released a solo album under the name Arbutus.

Teacher posted his new album Bedroom Safari on Bandcamp as a pay-what-you-want download. The nine-song, 29-minute collection is a big departure from the upbeat sounds he's known for, since it consists of ambient instrumental sketches with echoing guitar layers and lo-fi drum machines. One of the album's descriptive tags is "improvised," indicating that these were fairly off-the-cuff compositions.

Update: Arbutus has a show on September 6 at Vancouver's Horses Records. Bedroom Safari will be available on cassette through Vague Records.

It's unclear if Teacher has any future plans for his new Arbutus project, or if this is simply a one-off. In the coming months, Cool have a smattering of shows in the coming months, so see the schedule below.

Tour dates:

08/31 Vancouver, BC - Victory Square Block Party
9/14 Victoria, BC - Rifflandia Festival, Victoria

10/03 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom *
11/22 Vancouver, BC TBA ^

* with New Pornographers, Pickwick
^ with Mormon Crosses, Slow Learners