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Icarus the Owl

Pilot Waves isn’t just Icarus the Owl’s third album- it’s also the innovative pop-punk group’s debut on Blue Swan Records, a label run by Dance Gavin Dance’s Will Swan. While the band’s singer Joey Rubenstein was generous enough to send me a copy of the release a few weeks ago, I regrettably haven’t been able to spend much time cracking the album. But Joey was able to share some thoughts and feelings with me about this release, reasons why Pilot Waves is a different kind of release for Icarus the Owl.

Pilot Waves exists as a balance of light and dark. We pulled our sound in opposite directions- meaning that we wrote the heaviest and lightest songs we’ve ever written. I was going through a tumultuous time while writing the album, and I think the ups and downs in both the music and lyrics are a reflection of that. Some days I would have a very manic headspace, and I’d write a really heavy song. Other days, I would feel serene and write something more uplifting. We talk a lot about waves on this album and it fits perfectly with how the album sounds. Pilot Waves peaks and valleys much like the oscillation of a wave.

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Toondude10
10.13.15
Sure, I'll give it a listen. Sounds like something I'd like.

GreyShadow
10.13.15
How is this? I can't listen until 1 AM.

Toondude10
10.13.15
yeah this is pretty good, nothing particularly amazing or anything but for what it is it's certainly an enjoyable listen.

SnipeCity
10.13.15
Icarus the Owl continue to stand out from the pack here and add another solid album to their discography. Overall, fun and interesting - should get quite a bit of play from me. Skysweeper and Pilot Waves were highlights.

Jade
10.13.15
cheers, y'all. so far, i think my favorites are Delorean and Mantis

Toondude10
10.13.15
Skysweeper was really good as well

3waycrash
10.14.15
Great stuff here! Good to see them continue to continue the sound they've developed while still improving

senpuja
10.14.15
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GreyShadow
10.14.15
Title track is the only thing that didn't click first listen (although I definitely appreciate how different it is). Everything else is phenomenal. Easily my AOTY and may even be better than their self-titled as a whole. The Pharmacist and Love, Always Leviathan are probably still their best tracks though. But everything here is insanely tight.

Jade
10.14.15
i appreciate the history lesson senpuja

so glad to hear y'all are enjoying this record. it didn't exactly click with me on the first listen, it wasn't too immediate for me- but i think it shows a fair bit more restraint than previous records of theirs, honestly. and the end of Peak and Valley Lines is really touching too, you can tell this is a personal record for them

LotusFlower
10.14.15
That skysweeper chorus tgo

elephantREVOLUTION
10.15.15
love this band

GreyShadow
10.15.15
After a few listens, Mantis seems to win best track. Holy hell, it sends chills down my spine.

RIRI15
10.16.15
Everything this band does is amazing.

Calc
10.17.15
unfortunately unimpressed, except for prague 1842

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