Punk has reached various points where it has grown stagnant and bored its fans to death. Fortunately there is always a group of bands that make some changes and get people excited about the music once again. Pilot to Gunner is that band.
Pilot to Gunner definitely has its roots in punk, but the addition of quality indie rock influences and melodic overtones makes it more of a charging rock sound that a punk sound.
From the opening claps of "Every Minute is a Movie," Pilot to Gunner is working to break down the conventional pop punk sound that has become staple for so many bands today. Pilot to Gunner draws from the dirtiness of someone like Mudhoney, but still dabbles in the punk ethics of someone like Jets to Brazil.
It has been a while since I've gotten this excited over a punk record I have popped on, and the praises are well deserved. My only regret for this album is letting it sit in a pile of other CDs for the past two months and not listening to it earlier. This is definitely something worth picking up.
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