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"PIONEER 10"

The Pioneer 10 project stumbled onto our laps over lunch at Vera's Burgers on Denman the night after a Limblifter show. Vocalist and songwriter Jeff Booth provided us with a copy of their promo pack and an hour later we were hooked. The band's gritty style belies the soft underbelly of the songs. Excellent musicianship laying down infectious riffs tinged with a very raw vibe help make Pioneer 10's three song demo instantly memorable and listenable. If these songs are any indication, the forthcoming debut record should establish Pioneer 10 as a mainstay in Vancouver's and Canada's rock scene. Here's hoping. - Anthony Benda, thelocalauthority.com - Anthony Benda


"False Alarm"

"To my ear, 'False Alarm' just sounds like it belongs on the radio" - Jim Vallance (songwriter, Aerosmith, Bryan Adams, Ozzy Osbourne) - Jim Vallance


"'Bud Radio' with George Stroumboulopoulous"

"'False Alarm' -- band's called Pioneer 10 and the debut CD is 'DELUXE' being done now. I love seeing that recorded live to 2-track... it's good when good musicians get together." - George Stroumboulopoulous - George Stroumboulopoulous


"'FALSE ALARM' TO DEBUT ON NATIONAL ROCK RADIO"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Feb 2, 2005 (Vancouver, BC) -- The debut single, 'False Alarm' from the forthcoming debut release, 'DELUXE,' is scheduled to premier on the nationally syndicated radio program 'Bud Radio' hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos, this Sunday, February 6th, 2005. The airing will be the first radio spin for PIONEER 10, and will air across the country.

Bud Radio, hosted by George Stroumboulopoulous, is heard Sunday night at 9 on Ottawa's Best Rock Mix, 106.9 The BEAR.

BUDWEISER RADIO can also be found on-line at:
http://www.budweiser.ca/budweiser.htm
http://meta.icebergradio.com/partners/budweiser/george.html

PIONEER 10 are on a mission – no, not world domination – but an intergalactic coup d'etat [n 1: a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force 2: a brilliant or notable success]. Their soon-to-be released debut record "DELUXE," recorded at The Factory Studios in Vancouver, offers a genuine audio assault of straight-up rock 'n' roll with a 21st century edge -- all the attitude any band needs in a galaxy as small as ours!

Press/Media contact:
press@pioneer10.info

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"'FALSE ALARM' ADDED TO SATELLITE RADIO"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Feb 21, 2005 (Vancouver, BC) -- The debut single, 'FALSE ALARM' from PIONEER 10's forthcoming debut record, 'DELUXE,' has been added into daily rotation on the CBC satellite radio network, Galaxie, on the 'Galaxie-Rock' channel.

"We're excited to be blasting through space with 'FALSE ALARM," says PIONEER 10 founder and frontman Jeff Booth. "We like to think of it as the first real meaningful transmission to reach Earth!"

The Canadian-based satellite radio network specializes in 45 channels of commerical-free radio through various digital distribution systems, including satellite TV providers Bell ExpressVU, Star Choice, and digital cable providers.

For more info, point your web browser to:
http://www.galaxie.ca/

PIONEER 10 are on a mission – no, not world domination – but an intergalactic coup d'etat [n 1: a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force 2: a brilliant or notable success]. Their soon-to-be released debut record "DELUXE," recorded at The Factory Studios in Vancouver, offers a genuine audio assault of straight-up rock 'n' roll with a 21st century edge -- all the attitude any band needs in a galaxy as small as ours!

Press/Media contact:
press@pioneer10.info

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"PIONEER 10"

Vancouver-based indie quartet PIONEER 10 are gearing up to launch their album into the stratosphere. Named after the NASA spacecraft that has been on a 30-year exploration of outer space, this band is composed of Jeff Booth, Scratch, Everick Golding and Ross Brewster. As well, Kurt Dahle of The New Pornographers and Ian Browne (ex-Matthew Good Band) lend their talents. Check out this band's first single, 'False Alarm,' which is destined for rock radio. And if that whets your appetite for Pioneer 10, you'll want to pick up their forthcoming CD "DELUXE." - Canadian Music Network


Discography

'False Alarm' currently featuring on commerical rock radio stations across Canada, the first single from the debut album, "DELUXE".

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SYNOPSIS

Pioneer 10: (definition 1): A famed NASA spacecraft, the first man-made object to leave our solar system, that has been exploring the universe for three decades.

Pioneer 10: (definition 2): A new Vancouver rock ‘n roll band exploring the genre with passion and fresh energy.

With their very first single, False Alarm, Pioneer 10 serve notice that they are a new force to be reckoned with. Fuelled by fiery guitar riffs and the virile vocals of main man Jeff Booth, this explosive track fuses muscle and melody, to irresistible effect.

Just ask Jim Vallance. This legendary hit songwriter (Bryan Adams, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne) will stake his reputation on the rock radio friendliness of False Alarm. “To my ear, it just sounds like it belongs on the radio,” he stresses.

The song also has a positive lyrical message, as its writer explains. “In our memories of life, we tend to have a myopic focus on certain events or emotions, and that can become exaggerated negatively,” says Jeff. “The song is trying to suggest that you can’t rewind in life, but you can hit stop and start again. It offers hope in that sense.”

High hopes are certainly held for Pioneer 10, a project that has already taken on a life of its own. “I wanted to write a bunch of songs for friends, and things just took off,” says Booth. “We decided to record them properly, so I brought in friends like Ryan Dahle (Limblifter) and Kurt Dahle (New Pornographers) to play on it.”

The live to 2 track recording sessions at Vancouver’s renowned Factory Studios captured the primal energy of Pioneer 10, as their debut CD, DELUXE, will affirm.

This is no false alarm. Pioneer 10 are the real thing.

EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY

It seems only fitting that after three decades of relaying signals back to earth from the great unknown that PIONEER 10 should take on a different form. The same month the spacecraft’s last, almost transparent transmission reached Earth, a band by the same name was born in Vancouver, Canada.

With catchy rock anthems that explore everything from the fear of running out of time (False Alarm), a ‘Dear John letter’ retort (Best Phrase), and authentic friendship (The Long Way Down), PIONEER 10’s debut release DELUXE is genuine, straight-up rock ’n roll recorded live off the floor – after months of rehearsal so the performances would be as tight as possible – to 2-track, with vocals added later, at the world-renowned Factory Studios in Vancouver.

Jeff Booth, principal songwriter and lead singer, culled from the best of Vancouver’s recording artists, including guitarist Scratch, bassist Everick Golding, and drummer Ross Brewster. With guest appearances by Ryan Dahle (Limblifter), Kurt Dahle (The New Pornographers) and Ian Browne (ex-Matthew Good) among others, DELUXE is a full-on audio assault of the senses.

“I was interested in the emotional impact of shooting an inanimate object out into space, just for the sheer purpose of discovery in the unknown,” says Booth, of borrowing the band’s name from one of NASA’s most venerated projects. “That was a very lonely act – albeit a scientific act for sure – but one that asks a lot of spiritual questions like ‘who are we?’ and ‘is anyone out there?’

“By sending these things out into space (there were other Pioneer spacecraft before and after 10) we’re trying to find out more about ourselves, and that’s exactly what our music is all about.”

In fact, five billion years from now the sun could implode and take the Earth with it—the NASA spacecraft PIONEER 10 would be one of only a handful of man-made objects left in the universe, says Booth.

But the spirit of what stirred Booth initially from the design and launch of such technology reaches further into the core of humanity than might be initially apparent. For example, the song ‘Petaluma,’ about an historic California port town with architecture that spans the century having not been affected by earthquakes or natural disaster, came to Booth after hearing about the little burg and its pristine condition. So much so that when he had the first opportunity, he made the trek to the town “just to smell the air in the city square.”

“I wanted to provide a wake up call to urban compromise,” he says, adding how troubling it is that more and more it’s not possible to find an urban center – big or small – that hasn’t lost it’s soul.

On the more personal side of things, tracks like ‘Best Phrase’ dig into issues of being on the end of a decision that altogether concerns you, but doesn’t offer any choice in the matter, while ‘False Alarm’ gives the overall essence of the album, encapsulating the theme of being stuck in a rut yet seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

“You may not be able to rewind in life, but you can always hit ‘stop’ and start anew. We should never feel as though we are running out of time. There’s always hope,” Booth offers, a sentiment which also extends to the track ‘Long Way Down’ – perhaps t