Copilots

Copilots

 Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN
BandRockAlternative

Copilots have captured a sound that is unique, eclectic and cohesive, tapping deep into elements of pop, psychedelic, punk and classic rock. "Sunstroke" documents the group moving forward into new sonic territory,exploring the talents of the members songwriting and musicianship.

Biography

Copilots came out of a long musical relationship between founding members Skye Brooks, Pete Schmitt and Dylan Smith. There is a wide scope of influences and experiences that has created the band's sound, which is both raw and refined, expansive and intimate. A restrained intensity simmers throughout their performances, at times boiling over into ecstatic abandon.

Lyrics

Blown Around

Written By: Skye Brooks

You might think that it is just a period of time in your life and if you stop to put it into words you'd say that it is just a phase.
Could it be you are surrounded, the little world you've built around you is so untouchable and frail, again you'd say that it is just a phase.

Sink into myself so I can phase you out
I was thinking to myself, I'm getting blown around

You make marks around your border and then walk right into my home and if I stop to put it into words I'd say that it is just a phase.
You might make all of the money and you might swing your machete against your neighbors friendly landscape, the density you show is just a phase.

Sink into myself so I can phase you out
I was thinking to myself, I'm getting blown around
Sink into myself so I can phase you out
I was thinking to myself, we're getting blown around

Mirages Of Heat

Written By: Pete Schmitt

We saw it a mile away from where we drove by
And getting closer the wheels on the pavement we would drive
It starts out small and then you forget the smoke involved but it evolves we know it too
On its way to keeping this sharp display of what is clearly gone and move along

Twelve days after this, mirages of heat and the flames burn brighter now
Neck pains looming in, understanding is weak and we lose our footing in
Fear and confusion, mirages of heat in a plain clothes working man
Fear and confusion, mirages of heat everything seems visible

Building becomes a fever, we have'nt got clue of what to do to push it through
Far away in old words, attempts to claim in vain the charred remains from where they came
We don't know what's been going on behind our backs now and beyond.
The fire changes when we are gone, behind our backs yeah and beyond

Twelve days after this, mirages of heat and the flames burn brighter now
Neck pains looming in, understanding is weak and we lose our footing in
Fear and confusion, mirages of heat in a plain clothes working man
Fear and confusion, mirages of heat everything seems visible

Magic Wishes

Written By: Chad MacQuarrie

I can see your magic wishes veiled under highway street lights
I can stretch the fire to shoot them through the autumn twilight
But your beauty reflects so strong i can begin to see through you, it goes on the same, but I never get enough
I can see your magic wishes fail in small town bar scenes when the beer precedes the cocaine and always ends with bad dreams
but not ended yet because your skins still so majestic. I can't even breathe but I squeeze your knee and hand you cab fare.
No this ain't no confession nor some self righteous suggestion but another identification of a thorn in the side of complacency where true beauty and true sadness in a clear concoction of obsessed by some becomes one.
I can see your magic wishes fail in the twilight battle field when the suffered seek redemption still the war pigs won't yield.
Always the same, but we never get enough. No, we'll never get enough.

We Will Sleep Again

Written By: Skye Brooks

All That I can do is lay down
Strip away the day at last
Drift into the darkness
The night has come in so still
To take me in her arms again
To give me some life again

I awaken suddenly colliding with your breathing mouth is on me lighting up my body, blindly
Move together in our time of love with the grace of two who have walked so long and who will sleep again

Drift into the darkness
The night has come in so still
To take me in her arms again
To give me some light again

I awaken suddenly colliding with your breathing mouth is on me lighting up my body, blindly
Move together in our time of love with the grace of two who have walked so long and who will sleep again

Discography

Copilots(self titled) 2006
Escape Through The Trees (2008)
Sunstroke (2015)

Set List

Generally we do hour long sets but are able to accommodate most concert situations. Here's a set list from our last show on September 30th:
What You Give
Long Haulin'
All That I Am
Basic
The Pasture
Blown Around
Mirages Of Heat
Magic Wishes
We Will Sleep Again
Found Something