Hail the Pilot is an indie rock band hailing from Tacoma Washington in the beautiful northwest. Their new album, Divider, hones in on their unique brand of indie rock. From pulsating rhythms, dreamy guitar textures and soundscapes to over-driven walls of sound, they have set their sights on making a record that will enrapture the listener from beginning to end.
While formed in 2016, Hail the Pilots roots go back years when drummer Bobby Stevens and singer-songwriter/guitar player Jason Iversen played in another band together for over 10 years. During that time, a passion and vision began forming between the two, eventually leading them to abandon their former band and create Hail the Pilot. Jason's brother Matt Iversen immediately joined on as the bassist, and in early 2018 Nathan Bena was added as lead guitar to add the final piece to the band.
It started with a shared passion to record an album that isn't just a collection of songs but a cohesive experience where each song is part of a bigger story. "We wanted to do something that brought back the spirit of albums such as Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon or Radiohead's OK Computer. You can listen to one song and it's great, but it's even better if listened to in the context of the album." The band decided on waiting until the album was out before hitting the stage again in an effort to remain focused on recording. The recording phase began in late 2016 and released April 10th 2018.
SOCIAL MEDIA // FAN INFORMATION
FACEBOOK// 5000+ Fans
INSTAGRAM// 3500+ Fans
TWITTER// 500+ Fans
RECENT SHOWS // AUDIENCE DRAW
AIRPORT TAVERN TACOMA // 4.28.18 // 250 FANS
PLAID PIG TACOMA // 6.30.18 // 175 FANS
STEILACOOM 4TH OF JULY FESTIVAL // 7.4.18
THE VALLEY TACOMA // 8.4.18 // 210 FANS
HIGH DIVE SEATTLE // 10.17.18 // 150 FANS
THE CENTRAL SALOON SEATTLE // 12.21.18 // 200 FANS
AIRPORT TAVERN TACOMA // 3.22.19 // 200 FANS
GENRE: ALTERNATIVE // ROCK // INDIE ROCK
LABEL: SELF RELEASED // NO LABEL
HOMETOWN: TACOMA, WA
INFLUENCES: DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE // PINK FLOYD // RADIOHEAD // TOOL //RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS // BEN HARPER // MUSE // BAND OF FORCES // PAUL SIMON
LATEST ALBUM: DIVIDER // DEBUT ALBUM // RELEASED 4/10/2018
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