Banner Pilot are gearing up to hit the studio this October with producer Jacques Wait (Prince, Off With Their Heads, Soul Asylum) over at The Terrarium. Check out what Nate from BP had to say below!
In early October, we will be heading into the studio to record our 4th full length record. We couldn’t be more excited to work with Jacques Wait, at The Terrarium in Minneapolis, just as we did on Collapser and Heart Beats Pacific. (OK, technically, yes, we could be “more excited”—- if the studio had a trampoline or something, we would probably be slightly more excited, but suffice to say we are VERY excited as-is).
We have 12 new songs and I think/hope we’ve struck the right balance between the extremes of “Do exactly what you did on your other albums” and “Completely re-invent yourselves”. I think the new songs are a little different. but in a good, natural way. One example is that on previous records, the rhythm guitars were doing power chords probably 95% of the time. This time around, it’s more like 70%. But it’s not like the other 30% is ska, or polka, or whatever—the changes should be noticable, but not jarring. Hopefully, the average listener will think, “You know, this sounds a little different, but I can still tell it’s Banner Pilot”, as opposed to, “Oh my god, what are these idiots trying to do?” We’ll see, but I think people will dig it.
Once the album comes out, we’re hoping to hit up some of our favorite spots in the US, maybe get back to Europe, maybe get over to somewhere new like Japan. We all can’t wait to get some new music out there, and then go and play it for all of you (or at least those of you who happen to be within a reasonable proximity to the geographic areas we perform said music in).
Western Addiction is back and has a brand new 7”, Pines, out November 5th! Check their tour dates.
For weeks we’ve been doling out tracks and preview videos from our favorite Torontonians, THE FLATLINERS! And finally, today is Dead Language release day! Recorded by long-time producer Steve Rizun, Dead Language is the band’s most personal and invigorating record to date. Vocalist Chris Cresswell breaks down each song track by track over at Alternative Press where you can also listen to the album in its entirety. The album features 13 new tracks filled with intelligent songwriting, arena-sized choruses, big guitars and a distinct musical fluidity that comes from playing together as a band for 10 years. THE FLATLINERS are bunch of nomads who show no sign of slowing down—check out their extensive touring schedule and read what the band had to say below:
Today is the day that we’ve been waiting for, for about 3 and a half years now. Our patience has paid off it seems, because today Dead Language shows its face to the world, and we couldn’t be more excited or grateful for the response we’ve gotten thus far.
With a couple more US and Canadian shows to go this month, we’ll be heading to Brazil in October, burning down the Northeast with Good Riddance, returning to our favourite weekend of the year – The Fest, and hitting Europe and many more places in the US and Canada, all before the end of the year. All before we hibernate during the harsh Canadian winter, to save up our strength for next year.
If you see us at a show coming up, sing along as loud as you can. Wherever we may be, you’ll make us feel right at home.
Epic European tour to commence this November with VOLBEAT, ICED EARTH and our very own thrashers, TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET!
11/06/13 Berlin, Germany O2 World w/ Volbeat
11/07/13 Brussels, Belgium Forest National w/ Volbeat
11/08/13 Karlsruhe, Germany Europahalle w/ Volbeat
11/09/13 Leipzig, Germany Arena w/ Volbeat
11/11/13 Hamburg, Germany O2 World w/ Volbeat
11/12/13 Cologne, Germany Lanxess Arena w/ Volbeat
11/13/13 Munich, Germany Olympiahalle w/ Volbeat
11/14/13 Zurich, Switzerland Hallenstadion w/ Volbeat
11/16/13 Hohenems, Austria Eventcenter w/ Volbeat
11/17/13 Vienna, Austria Stadthalle w/ Volbeat
11/18/13 Graz, Austria Stadthalle w/ Volbeat
11/20/13 Frankfurt, Germany Festhalle w/ Volbeat
11/21/13 Amsterdam, Netherlands Ziggo Dome w/ Volbeat
11/23/13 Herning, Denmark Boxen (sold out) w/ Volbeat
11/24/13 Copenhagen, Denmark Forum (sold out) w/ Volbeat
11/25/13 Gothenburg, Sweden Scandinavium w/ Volbeat
11/26/13 Stockholm, Sweden Tele 2 Arena w/ Volbeat
11/28/13 Helsinki, Finland Hartwell Arena w/ Volbeat
11/30/13 Oslo, Norway Spectrum w/ Volbeat
12/01/13 Copenhagen, Denmark Forum w/ Volbeat!
Today is the last show of Fat Tour 2013! Thanks to everyone who came out to the shows!
Warped Tour just got cooler! Teenage Bottlerocket are set to play the entire Warped Tour. Dates here!
Win some signed NOFX signed merch & show tickets from New Noise Magazine!
Tim McIlrath of Rise Against on covering “For Fiona” on The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute.
For years we’ve argued that Melvin from NOFX shoulda been cast over Michael Keaton for the lead role in Multiplicity and everyone called us crazy. Redemption is so sweet.
A review for NOFX’s new Stoke Extinguisher EP.
Check out a new Teenage Bottlerocket review of American Deutsch Bag!
Seems Tuesday is an unofficial Fat day at BBC Radio 1, with Mike Davies interviewing Western Addiction and The Flatliners, plus tunes from a slew of other Fat bands.