The Southbridge based quintet arm themselves with a mash up of songs that are slightly buzzed up and charmingly scruffy." New Pilot's ability to push the boundaries of alternative rock and stay ahead of the curve is a result of two characteristics in the band: their deeply rooted influences (The Beatles, The Clash, Bob Dylan, Wilco, Radiohead) and their desire to connect with people through strong lyrics and infectious melodies. On their first album, the band brings rock, pop, country, jazz, hip-hop, and reggae all to the alternative genre. "Much like their musical influences The Beatles and The Clash, Johnny Wheeler and Sean Mckinstry trade off on vocal duties. Wheeler acts as more of the 'McCartney,' soulful and diverse, with Mckinstry playing the part of 'Lennon', sneering, slightly unhinged, with razor-burned vocals." (Matt Erhartic of Pulse Magazine, July 2007). Having three songwriters in the band, each with his own style and influences, has created an alluring and unique blend of songs which consists of upbeat pop-ballads like those of The Shins, Spoon, and Dr.
Dog combined with guitar driven rock anthems like something you would hear from Radiohead or the White Stripes. It's this eclectic and accessible catalog of songs that has led New Pilot to victory in 3 "battle of the bands" competitions. The band has also had the opportunity to share the stage with national acts such as 3 Doors Down, Blessid Union of Souls, and Adema. Just a couple of the signs showing New Pilot is at the beginning of a long and successful path in the music industry. Their highly anticipated debut album "We Can't Put It Together; It Is Together." hits stores this July.
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