Most musicians can classify themselves into a basic genre. Few need to create an entirely new one to describe their sound. Enter Signal For Pilot, and their self-described “alteronica” music.
Signal For Pilot is Chris Jaws on drums, percussion and vocals, Scotty Truelson on synth and vocals, and Patrick Flanagan on guitar, vocals and electronics.
The “Pilot” story begins in 2009 with an advertisement that brought longtime musicians Patrick and Chris together. They began playing local gigs, and soon met Scotty. When asked about the band’s name, drummer Chris explains that a painting by English-born Edward Moran, titled “Signaling for a Pilot Off Sandy Hook,” hangs in his uncle’s home. He was drawn to the image of pilot boats guiding a larger ship into the harbor and likened it to the music’s ability to draw listeners into their musical world. Backing up, what exactly is “alteronica,” and how does the band create a world to draw fans into? Take a Listen and you'll find out!
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