Punknews.org
Pilot to Gunner - Get Saved (Cover Artwork)

Pilot to Gunner

Pilot to Gunner: Get SavedGet Saved (2004)
Arena Rock Recording co.

Reviewer Rating: 4
User Rating:


Contributed by: nocigarnocigar
(others by this writer | submit your own)

Music, like any form of art, has many different categories that people tend to just toss artists in. While I admit that I tend to be one of those people, I found a little bit of a problem doing that with Pilot to Gunner's latest release, Get Saved. I feel ashamed that I almost passed this up due to .
iTunes StoreAmazon


Music, like any form of art, has many different categories that people tend to just toss artists in. While I admit that I tend to be one of those people, I found a little bit of a problem doing that with Pilot to Gunner's latest release, Get Saved. I feel ashamed that I almost passed this up due to the cover art; however, I stuck with it and thank God.

If this quartet from Brooklyn were to be categorized into the many genre's that we find today, it would most likely be post-punk, but why waste time with categories? Alright, I'll get to the point.

As soon as I hit the play button, I was absolutely amazed. The first track, "Get Saved," comes out with huge, hanging guitar hooks that pull you in from the start and immediately get your head bobbing while the music leaps from synapse to synapse inside your brain, and once this happens, you know that you're in for a treat. All together, the album tends to follow in the direction of catchy guitar hooks and refreshingly beautiful, cohesive melody with few filler songs. Scott Padden's vocals seem at first a little bit off-key and yelping, but within a few seconds you may find yourself astonished by how raw and energetic they sound, making the emotion and energy that they put into this piece of work very noticeable.

Padden displays his talent by creating clever lyrics throughout this whole album. In the opening song he spews out "Infection, infect us / Our sleeves rolled up inject us / Forensics, invent them / No? Collect them / Protection, protect us / We don't want to know direct us / The lesson, what lesson? / We excel at inattention."

The vocalist obviously isn't the only talent however, as the drumming by Kurt Herrman is brilliant alongside the work of bass player Martin McLoughlin and lead guitarist Patrick Hegarty. They all play equally important roles in forming the distinct sound of this band and towards the middle of the album the track "Sorry Names" proves that slowing their tempo down doesn't take away their raw energy or ability to create catchy songs

Pilot to Gunner was able to harness their energy and the result is an album packed with hook-filled, fist-in-the-air-pumping songs that will rock your socks off (or damn near off). This is rock displayed in one of the best and most clever ways that I have heard in a while, songs with a hell of a lot of energy, emotion, and creativeness will blast out of your speakers and into your head where they will stay for quite some time after even just the first listen.

Standout tracks:

  • Get Saved
  • The Product
  • Hey Carrier
  • Sorry Names
  • Barrio Superstarrio
  • No-Blooded
  • Hot Circuitry
  • Dry Ice and Strobe Lights

 

 
People who liked this also liked:
Nothington - All InThe Black Keys - Rubber FactoryThe Gaslight Anthem - The '59 SoundBanner Pilot - Resignation DayDrag the River - You Can't Live This WayOff With Their Heads - From The BottomMinus The Bear - Menos El OsoThe Gaslight Anthem - Sink or SwimCastevet - Summer FencesBear Vs Shark - Right Now You're In The Best Of Hands. And If Something Isn't Quite Right...

Please login or register to post comments.What are the benefits of having a Punknews.org account?
  • Share your opinion by posting comments on the stories that interest you
  • Rate music and bands and help shape the weekly top ten
  • Let Punknews.org use your ratings to help you find bands and albums you might like
  • Customize features on the site to get the news the way you want.
Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (February 26, 2007)

stil one of my favorite albums since i first listened to it, games at high speeds also is close behind.. i would give my left nut to c them live

Anonymous (February 25, 2007)

I doubt it. Alk3 are over and Lifetime's album has about three strong songs.

Scruffy (February 24, 2007)

One additional thought: this is the only album reviewed in the last few weeks that people will still be listening to in 5 years.

Alkaline Trio's Remains and Lifetime's eponymous reunion album are both albums I can guarantee you people will be listening to in 5, 10 or 15 years. And those are just the albums that immediately come to mind.

Anonymous (February 24, 2007)

One additional thought: this is the only album reviewed in the last few weeks that people will still be listening to in 5 years.

Anonymous (February 24, 2007)

Their first album is pretty good too. Not as intense overall but with a handful of really memorable songs.

nocigar (February 24, 2007)

This is one of the best punk/post-punk albums ever recorded. I rank them up there with Jawbreaker, Fugazi and some of the other true greats. I'm glad to see it finally got a review.

Man, I totally fuckin agree with you. I could'nt believe anyone hadn't reviewed it either so I knew I had to.

Anonymous (February 23, 2007)

This is one of the best punk/post-punk albums ever recorded. I rank them up there with Jawbreaker, Fugazi and some of the other true greats. I'm glad to see it finally got a review.

branden (February 23, 2007)

i think j robbins produced this. havent heard the whole thing but get saved is a pretty decent song

nocigar (February 23, 2007)

damn, I haden't heard they broke up...that sucks

Inspection12e (February 23, 2007)

I was awaiting the follow but I guess they broke up?

maverick (February 23, 2007)

This record's pretty good. "Barrio Superstarrio" is a fuckin' jam, too. Too bad they broke up.

-Scott

Scruffy (February 23, 2007)

APE, They toured with Jets To Brazil in 2002. I don't know if maybe that's how you heard of them.

Rocktopus (February 23, 2007)

I was supposed to see these guys in the UK but got awesomly drunk, and missed the entire set, save the last 30 seconds of thier last song. Got talking to them afterwards, really nice guys, gave us some of thier beer. Too bad they split. They are still split right??? (having trouble keeping up nowadays).

Not heard this record though, have heard mixed reviews. Might check it out now.

almostpunkenough (February 23, 2007)

i was huge into these guys back in late 04... i forget where i heard of them, prolly just locally.

anyway, everyone should check this out.

Exclusive Streams

Sponsored


The Fest 13

Newest Reviews

Punknews.org Team

Other Places to Go