Aviator releasing ‘Loneliness Leaves the Light On For Me’ (stream a track)
Boston’s Aviator are releasing a followup to their 2014 debut album, Head In The Clouds, Hands In The Dirt this year. The new album’s called Loneliness Leaves the Light On For Me and it comes out June 23 via No Sleep (pre-order). The band produced the album themselves, and it was mixed and mastered by Matthew Ellard, who’s also worked with Between the Buried and Me, Bear vs Shark, and more. One song (“I Wouldn’t Live There If You Paid Me”) has guest vocals by Sean Murphy of Verse.
We’re premiering the new song “Nasonov Pheromone.” Like the songs on their debut, “Nasonov Pheromone” is a similar modern update of ’90s post-hardcore/screamo to what bands like Touche Amore and Pianos Become the Teeth have been doing. It’s powerful, crushing, melodic, and overly sincere. Guitarist Mat Morin says of the new album, “This record feels weathered compared to the others, as if we were able to translate all our stresses, our joys and our struggles into one album. Each of us has grown independently through other projects to come together and create something that somehow feels more cohesive than any other Aviator record.”
Talking about the “Nasonov Pheromone,” vocalist TJ Copello adds, “When I first heard the song I couldn’t help but envision a swarm of bees, so I used colony collapse disorder and the Nasonov pheromone as metaphors for watching a relationship collapse around you and, despite signaling for help, not being able to figure out why things ended so quickly. The chorus sounds positive, but it’s sort of bittersweet – it’s about not taking things for granted, but learning that the hard way. In the end, the real message is clear: save the bees.”
Listen to the new song and browse a list of Aviator’s upcoming tour dates, below.
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Aviator — 2017 Tour Dates
6/23 – Cambridge, MA @ Hardcore Stadium*
6/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Pharmacy*
6/25 – Middletown, CT @ MAC650*
* = w/ Druse