Air Traffic Control
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Air Traffic Control

Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada

Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada
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"Air Traffic Control to launch new album"

Lunenburg alternative rock band Air Traffic Control will release their latest album, "Can't Kill Love," at Bridgewater's Empire Theatres April 28 at 7 p.m.
Air Traffic Control is flying even higher these days.
On April 28 the popular local band will launch their latest CD, "Can't Kill Love," in the first-ever live event to be staged at Empire Theatres in Bridgewater.

Group spokesman Jordi Comstock says the launch is the result of a partnership that was established between a Bridgewater performing arts society, Empire Theatres and the Town of Bridgewater and will involve the construction of a custom stage and the inclusion of a full projection show as well as a number of special guests and surprises.

The band's latest effort is a followup to their hugely successful second album "To Be Free" which was nominated for an East Coast Music Award for Alternative Album of the Year as well as a Music Nova Scotia Award.

The group has also garnered notoriety by hitting the top of the East Coast Countdown charts on several occasions and having their music placed in films and television productions as well as in an EA Sports video game.

"Can't Kill Love" was recorded at Comstock Recording Studios in Centre, a facility Mr. Comstock and his brother and fellow band member Kirk Comstock opened last December.

"Front to back, 'Can't Kill Love' is the kind of album … that's listenable from beginning to end," Mr. Comstock says. " It has dynamic, organic guitars and heartfelt lyrics of life, love and loss."

He says that both brothers, as well as the group's third member, their cousin Luke, played significant roles in the songwriting process.

"Kirk usually brings in a chorus and verse melody with lyrics and I will usually help write bridge sections and arrange. Then Luke will come up with cool counter melodies and alterations and then we'll work out our parts for the instruments," Mr. Comstock says, adding that nine of the 11 songs on the new release were produced in that manner.

The album is named after its title track, which Mr. Comstock says reflects on his brother, the first of the three band members to start a family "and realize the challenges and changes that go with it.

"That song, to me, is Kirk's way of expressing the things involved with becoming a husband and father and how rewarding it can be."

The CD release party is slated to begin at 7 p.m.

For information visit http://www.airtrafficcontrol.ca.



posted on 03/23/10 - Lighthouse Publishing


"Air Traffic Control Lands At River Fest"

Perhaps one of the best Known acts on the River Fest schedule is the Lunenburg band Air Traffic Control, made up of brothers Jordi and Kirk Comstock and cousin Luke Comstock. In their previous guise, as Madhat, the band was nominated for three East Coast Music Awards. they've been included in The Coast's Sure Things List as "One of the East Coast's best-kept secrets." Their single I've Been Down is on the East Coast Countdown, and Q104 is currently playing Feel Proud, which was also selected for the XBox game EA Sports Rugby 2005. - The Chronical Herald


"Calling Air Traffic Control"

It's an enjoyable album filled with airy, straight ahead no-nonsense rock tunes. Clearly engaged in a labour of love, the guys have been hard at work for many years and things are paying off. - Muzik Etc


"Sure Things"

Lunenburg band Air Traffic Control is one of the east coasts best-kept secrets. Industry insiders know brothers Kirk and Jordi Comstock and cousin Luke Comstock. To those who stopped going to Madhat shows years ago, there are several reasons to get into ATC-most importantly, their debut self-titled record is better than any of their earlier work. An exciting dose of alt-rock with the warmth of a south shore summer, it features Kirk's full-bodied guitar heroics, a propulsive rhythm section in drummer Jordi and bassist Luke, who brings a New Order melodic underone to the arrangements. - The Coast


"Comstocks In Control"

Brothers Jordi and Kirk Comstock had undergone a plethora of line-up changes in their longtime band Madhat, and are now breaking exciting new ground with cousin Luke Comstock as part of their dynamic. The Comstock trio, known as Air Traffic Control, are not only nominated for best new artist at the Mians awards being held this weekend as part of Nova Scotia Music Week, but will benefit from a distribution deal with MapleNationWide. - The Coast


"Coast Review"

In a fair world, Lunenburg-based Air Traffic Control would have a contract and be all over the radio. Deliciously darker than their Madhat material and full of power-pop hits like "Feel Proud" and "Small Town Wars," you won't hear many better east coast rock records this year. - The Coast


Discography

Air Traffic Control-Self Titled
Air Traffic Control-To Be Free
Air Traffic Control-Can`t Kill Love
Air Traffic Control-Tear The House Down

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" Listed as one of the top 5 bands to check out today." - Alan Cross, The Edge (Toronto, 2011)
Rock Recording of the Year East Coast Music Award nomination (2011)
#1 East Coast Countdown (2006)
New Group of the Year Music Nova Scotia nomination (2005)
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Kirk Comstock lead vocals, guitar, keys
Luke Comstock bass
Jordi Comstock drums, backing vocals
(Jordi was nominated for Musician of the Year by Music Nova Scotia in 2007,2008,2009,2010 and 2011)
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Air Traffic Control is a rock band with an alternative twist. The independent and self-managed three-piece originated as Madhat and earned three nominations for Alternative Recording of the Year by the East Coast Music Association (1999, 2001 and 2003).
The band changed their name to Air Traffic Control in 2005, and continue to gain recognition: New Group of the Year nomination by Music Nova Scotia (2005), #1 East Coast Countdown (2006), Rock Recording of the Year nomination by the East Coast Music Association (2011), and Alan Cross of The Edge Radio Station (Toronto, 2011) says, "The #1 band to check out today." The bands music has been featured on Much Music, Satellite Radio, television shows (Degrassi and 15 Love), movies, radio stations across Canada and the United States, magazine covers (Muzik), and on the video game EA Sports Rugby.
Air Traffic Control has just released their fourth record Tear the House Down (2012), as the band builds on their list of accomplishments from their previous albums: Air Traffic Control (self-titled 2005), To Be Free (2007), and Cant Kill Love (2009).