"If Paper Pilots' Power-Pop doesn't put a smile on your face, maybe you've been sucking on too many lemons?" says Kevin Bronson of BuzzBands.LA. Paper Pilots combines contemporary Alternative Rock seamlessly with Power Pop and Brit-pop.
Paper Pilots first garnered national attention in 2012 through HBO's True Blood with their cover of The Zombies' "She's Not There" (also featured on True Blood's Grammy nominated Vol. 3 Soundtrack). Having secured that deal, Go Music Supervision invited Paper Pilots to perform at one of their Mimosa Music Series events. The band later appeared in True Blood's Season 6 finale to perform three songs, "Lacksadaiscal", "Romancing Glances" and "Balancing the Backlight", all from their self-titled debut EP. Other notable performances include Echo Park Rising '15, Chinatown Summer Nights, Blind Date LA, Hunnypot Radio, KROQ "Locals Only" at The Slide Bar, and other dates at The Satellite, The Bootleg Theater, and The Troubadour.
Rising out of the Silverlake scene of Los Angeles, Paper Pilots has consistently proven to be a gem on local radio outlets. Upon release, last year's singles "Free Ride" and "Arrow" both found radio success. Early adopters included Gary Calamar of KCRW, Kevin Bronson of KCSN, Kat Corbett from KROQ's "Locals Only", and most recently, Tobi Lynn of ALT 98.7's "Close To Home", who supported "Free Ride" almost 11 months after its release. It was this support that inspired Justin to self-promote these songs to national radio stations, securing spins from 15 different outlets nationwide.
With a flourish of national radio interest for "Free Ride", their new single "The Weather", is primed to realize the potential of the band's collected efforts. Produced by Grammy Nominated engineer/producer, Luke Tozour (Katy Perry, Adam Lambert, Jamie Cullum) and mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer, Paul Hicks, (Coldplay, Elliot Smith, Paul McCartney) "The Weather" explores a moodier shade of the signature Paper Pilots "California Brit-pop" sound. Paired with flashes of rock 'n' roll guitars and foggy piano, one can feel the change of seasons through the slow build of the track.