Thursday, April 3, 2014

The return of Autopilot Off

This morning, I was groggily checking Twitter as I waited for my puppy to eat his breakfast. Suddenly, I was jolted awake by this exciting announcement:

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My inner 15-year-old immediately started rejoicing. I loved Autopilot Off so much back in the day and mourned the band's "hiatus" in 2005. But apparently, I've been a fan of the wrong Facebook fan page for the last few years, so I had no idea they'd reunited back in 2012 (although no music seems to have come of it until now, so at least I didn't miss too much!)

This picture hung in my tenth grade locker. 

It sounds like the guys really had the freedom to write these songs on their own. From the band's Facebook page:

Here is a link to two new songs that we are releasing for free download. This has been an ambitious project for us, encompassing the past several months. We handled all aspects of production ourselves, working on weekends and whenever our collective personal schedules would permit. It has taken a long time to generate anything finished, but it has been worth it to us to do our songs our way. We hope you enjoy them, and hope that we can complete more in the future. -Chris J, Chris H, Rob, and Phil

And these two songs sound similar to Make A Sound, the band's last full-length. They're punk enough to please old fans, rather than alienating them with a new style. I know what I'll be listening to for the rest of the day!

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