Hail Hallucinator

Pilot To Gunner
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August 12th, 2022

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Brooklyn, NY post-punk/indie rockers Pilot to Gunner are gearing up to release their J. Robbins produced fourth studio LP titled "Hail Hallucinator" on August 12, 2022 via Arctic Rodeo. The album will mark their first LP in 10 years.

Said about the new LP, Hail Hallucinator is Pilot To Gunner’s fourth record and may only exist because the members of the band were locked indoors during the pandemic. Scott Padden and Patrick Hegarty are, as always, holding it down on vocals and guitars and are joined by Gregg Giuffre (Hunters) on drums and Eric Odness (Chariots, Primitive Weapons, Ageist) on bass.

Hail Hallucinator is the third record the New York band recorded with celebrated producer J. Robbins (Dismemberment Plan, Against Me!, Shiner, etc.), and their second album for both Arctic Rodeo Recordings (Walter Schreifels, Garden Variety, Jawbox), who will offer the LP, and Thirtysomething Records (Appleseed Cast, Far, Superbloom) who is releasing it on cassette. Physicals ship on or around August 12. Dan Coutant (of Spoils System) mastered the album at his Sun Room Audio (War On Women, Chamberlain, Bob Nanna) and the band enlisted Portland-based painter and printmaker Josh Keyes to provide the album and single art.

The album will feature 10 tracks of blistering post-punk/indie-rock and post-hardcore with angular and ringing guitars, heavy distortion and big melodies, with hooks to go along with it. Definitely drawing heavily from 90s inspired indie rock/post-hardcore found in bands like Jawbox (no coincidence it's J. Robbins produced) and Quicksand, the new songs are sure to please fans new and old. Check out the first two singles "Drop The Sun" and "Ship Jumpers" below and head over to No Echo to check out their latest single and album closer "Animal Control" https://www.noecho.net/features/pilot-to-gunner-hallucinator.