Autopilot

Autopilot

 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CAN
BandAlternativeRock

Autopilot's unique sound features an alternative undercurrent punctuated by captivating pop hooks. Unafraid to experiment with sound, they craft solid songs complemented by effects and out of the ordinary touches like a bow used on a guitar.

Biography

Autopilot is an indie alternative rock band from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Their 2016 fall release, Hurricane / Crooked Lines, is the first two tracks from an upcoming full-length album to be released in 2017.  Hurricane / Crooked Lines was recorded and produced by S.J. Kardash at Full Color Studios in Saskatoon and mastered by Sterling Sound in New York City.  These new songs highlight Autopilot’s creative songwriting skills and include spacey tones and unique touches such as a bow used on the guitar, as well as dynamic drum beats and solid bass lines to keep the listener captivated.  The single will be released digitally as well as on a limited edition 7” 45 rpm colored vinyl. 

Autopilot’s 2015 release, Desert Dreams, was produced, recorded and mixed by S.J. Kardash at Full Color Studios in Saskatoon and mastered by Dave Greenberg at Sonopod Mastering in St. Petersburg, FL. The band previously worked with Kardash on their last full length record, Diamond Rough, in 2013 and their first EP, The All Divided, in 2005.

The band is continuing to build off the success of Desert Dreams which debuted on the National Top 50 Earshot charts, was well received by CMJ reporting stations across the USA, and received heavy rotation on Sirius XM’s Iceberg Radio and the Verge.  The record also earned Autopilot showcases at festivals including Canadian Music Week (2015 and 2016), Indie Week, AYE Fest in Cincinnati, Fairfield Revival Festival in Minnesota, and has warranted three extensive USA tours since its release. 

Diamond Rough, which was released September 2013, charted on Earshot and CMJ stations, received play on CBC and commercial rock radio, was featured several popular podcasts, picked up for licensing on major US television networks, and received a great deal of coverage from print and online media across North America. 

Autopilot’s first full-length album, Now It’s Time You Know What We’re Losing For, produced by Joel Passmore of Rah Rah, was released in 2007. Autopilot toured extensively to promote the album, which charted on college radio and received great response from the CBC.

Autopilot has always been a dedicated touring band.  They spent 5 months on the road in support of Diamond Rough including their first USA tour which was a huge success.  They have kept the momentum going with Desert Dreams including three extensive USA tours and countless Canadian dates over the past 18 months.  The band has plans to continue touring consistently across North America in 2016 and 2017 in support of the new single and upcoming full-length album.  

Touring has taken the band all across the United States and coast to coast in Canada playing a variety of venues from small clubs to major festivals including Canadian Music Week, Indie Week, MoSoFest, Junofest, the Cathedral Village Arts Festival, AYE Fest, and Fairfield Revival. Autopilot has shared the stage with notable artists including Hollerado, You Say Party!, David Usher, Highkicks, The Albertans and The Tontons.

Lyrics

Thought Vs. Action

Written By: Marlon Harder (Autopilot)

Should have known but forgot how
Of the words of forgotten has beens
People don't know thought versus action in a crowd
In a dream I thought of patterns
Of the thoughts of forgotten has beens
People don't grow, people don't know
Thought versus action anyhow

Take this time to believe in
In the words that you read
It's all going down, all coming down
Let these actions speak in pace
It's all going down, all going down

In a dream I thought of patterns
Of the words of forgotten has beens
People don't know, people don't know
Thought versus action in a crowd
Should have known but forgot how
All the words of forgotten actors
People don't grow, people don't know
Thought versus action in a crowd

Take this time to believe in
In the words that you read
It's all going down, all coming down
Let these actions speak in pace
It's all going down, all going down

This time we're here for who you were
And you're down again
Life going back to the underground
Where your thought began
This time we'll take from who you were
Now there's nothing left
Life going back to the aftermath

Should have known but forgot how
All the words of forgotten actors
People don't grow, people don't know
Thought versus action in a crowd

Last Play

Written By: Marlon Harder,S.J. Kardash, S.J. Kardash

In the ever changing words that we tend to regret
Had all the answers before the questions met the test
Like all confession that we should have never even said
It’s all before your ever ending days

You’re just the icing on the cake I never bought
You’re every thought I had but couldn’t finish off
Just like the last play on the records on your shelf

We’ll take our time and move slow past the things we said
Like Sunday mornings wondering what we really did
It’s all the answers that we couldn’t get

You’re just the icing on the cake I never bought
You’re every thought I had but couldn’t finish off
Just like the last play on the records on your shelf
You’re just the icing on the cake I never bought

All the time we were waiting for what we didn’t know, we didn’t know
All along it was what we had and in the end it will show

You’re just the icing on the cake I never bought
You’re every thought I had but couldn’t finish off
Just like the last play on the records on your shelf
You’re just the icing on the cake I never bought