(POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – November 15th, 2019) New York alternative rock outfit I Am The Pilot have partnered with Manic Kat Records, for the re-release of their debut album.

‘Crashing Into Consciousness’ was initially released in 2007 on John Naclerio’s Broken English Records & sees the light of day once more, over a decade on.

The release comes as part of the new partnership between acclaimed producer Naclerio and Manic Kat Records. In addition to owning Broken English Records, Naclerio produced a number of iconic albums from the last 20 years including Brand New’s ‘Your Favorite Weapon’ and My Chemical Romance’s ‘I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love’.

The band spoke exclusively to Pure Grain Audio, to discuss the new release.

cover art - crashing into consciousness

Hailing from Poughkeepsie, NY, alternative-rock quintet I am The Pilot purveys a hook-heavy, driving and heart-on-sleeve brand of emo-infused alternative rock. Signing with John Naclerio’s Broken English Records in the mid-late 2000’s, in the height of the genre’s emergence, I am The Pilot’s ‘Crashing into Consciousness’ displays cascading and emotive alternative rock with driving guitars and Chad Gannon’s explosive lead vocal steering the record through turbulent, uplifting and heart-wrenching turns.

I Am The Pilot have supported an array of genre icons, including Chiodos, Matchbook Romance and Bayside, with coverage from Direct TV’s “The 101” also propelling the band to attention beyond state lines; despite the record pre-dating the Facebook and Spotify era, I am The Pilot racked up 1/4 million plays on MySpace.

In collusion with John Naclerio joining the Manic Kat Records team, ‘Crashing Into Consciousness’ sees the light of day again on November 15th, 2019.

Watch the band’s brand new video for “Gone Too Far”, via YouTube.

I am The Pilot is:
Chad Gannon – Vocals
Justin Kaczmar – Guitar, Vocals
Todd Ross – Bass
Josh Rapala – Drums
Sam Donohue – Guitar

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