Idiot Pilot To Release Digital Album

posted September 21, 2007

Idiot Pilot To Release Digital AlbumIdiot Pilot, an atmospheric rock duo from Bellingham, WA, will release a digital version of their second album for Reprise Records, titled Wolves, on October 2nd, via online retailers, with the CD in stores January 22, 2008. The band, which consists of longtime friends and bandmates Daniel Anderson and Michael Harris, will hit the road on October 4th for a two-week U.S. tour with Warner Bros. Records label-mates The Spill Canvas, and in November, will follow up with a tour alongside friends Drop Dead Gorgeous until the end of the year.

An album with strong roots in alternative rock and ambient sound, Wolves also blends electronic elements with Anderson and Harris' post-hardcore influences. Produced by Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, Glassjaw) and co-produced by Mark Hoppus (bassist for +44, Blink-182), the album takes the duo's sound to cinematic levels in both scope and vision.

"I definitely feel like Wolves is a huge progression for us," Harris says. "Music is what we live for."

Wolves represents many firsts for the duo. As opposed to their locally produced debut, Strange We Should Meet Here -- which was recorded on pirated software in Anderson's bedroom when the two were still in their teens, and later re-released on Reprise in 2005 -- Wolves looks to outside sources for production and collaboration (Ross Robinson, and Mark Hoppus).

In addition, Wolves - with its soaring symphonic opener "Last Chance" and anthemic rockers "In Record Shape" and "Red Museum" - marks the first time both Harris and Anderson were completely collaborative musically, still playing a majority of the instruments between just the two of them. Live drums were featured courtesy of Blink-182/Transplants/+44 drummer Travis Barker on "Elephant" and the Dillinger Escape Plan's Chris Pennie on the remaining tracks.

The band just released the video for their first single "Retina and The Sky," which premiered September 4th on and is currently posted on the YouTube's WBR Channel, as well as on the band's website. The single is also included on the soundtrack to the live-action robot fantasy film Transformers, which was released earlier this summer.

Idiot Pilot's upcoming U.S. tour dates with The Spill Canvas are as follows:
10/04 Papillion, NE, The Rock
10/05 Englewood, CO, Gothic Theatre
10/06 Salt Lake City, UT, Avalon Theater
10/07 Las Vegas, NV, Neonopolis at Jillians
10/08 Phoenix, AZ, The Brickhouse
10/09 San Diego, CA, Soma
10/11 Pomona, CA, The Glass House
10/12 Hollywood, CA, The Avalon
10/13 Roseville, CA, The Underground
10/14 San Francisco, CA, Slim's
10/16 Portland, OR, Hawthorne Theater
10/17 Seattle, WA, Chop Suey
10/24 St. Paul, MN, Station 4 (with Meg & Dia)