Signals Through The Static

by Pilot Cloud

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about

It's never too late.

Nearly a decade after their last release, Justin Lerner and Nick Biscardi have returned to the shoegaze/post-rock project Pilot Cloud--now based in the Pacific Northwest--with their third studio album, entitled Signals Through The Static.

Started in 2008 by Lerner & Biscardi following the demise of their “first, real, semi-pro band” back in Philadelphia, the pair didn't want to do anything more than make an album they would be proud to listen to...probably while high. Two years later, they were touring regionally, had a song licensed to MTV, saw more of America than ever, and put out TWO records...that they definitely got high to.

The bubble, however, would burst, “real life" would catch up, and Nick eventually moved to Chicago in Fall 2010. This would ultimately be the start of an eight-year hiatus for Pilot Cloud, and for half of which they weren't even on speaking terms.

And then they both moved to the Pacific Northwest.

Within months of--and unbeknownst to--each other, Justin arrived in Portland and Nick to Seattle. The fresh start served as a re-introduction for them both, so fences were mended. Then they dug up some old demos written over e-mail, back when the two were still split between Chicago and Philadelphia. Sifting through those led to the planning of an album, then re-learning the old tunes, then recording them for a release.

Out in time for the tenth anniversary of In Transition, their 2008 debut, these eleven songs position the group in a more contemplative context: owning past mistakes, forgiving themselves, and looking toward “the next right thing”. Where the first album spun themes of yearning and the existential anxiety that comes with beginning a new journey, Signals Through The Static is its wiser, older sibling reminding them that the journey is the purpose; a marathon, not a sprint.

Don’t forget to say hello on Facebook or Instagram because the band is now actively seeking new collaborators for future opportunities.

Starting now, we breathe new hope.

Thank you for listening.


Recorded June-October 2018 by Sean Dwyer at Hazy Bay Music in Seattle, WA

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released December 21, 2018

Pilot Cloud is Justin Lerner + Nick Biscardi

Mixed + Mastered by Nick Biscardi
Produced by Pilot Cloud

Special Thanks to Sean Dwyer, Paul Davis, Aaron Spieldenner

Additional Credits:
*The Emigration Dream
--Voiceover: Emily Nitz-Ritter
--Excerpts from "Ignorance" by Milan Kundera, published in the United States, April 2002 by Vintage Books, a division of Random House Inc
*Binary Road
--Voiceover: Jason Fairchild
--Excerpts from an interview recorded by Nick Biscardi in Chicago IL USA, March 2012
*Dark Nebula
--Voiceover recorded at Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives, 400 Bonhomme Street, Jasper, Alberta CAN, July 2018
*The Sky Never Ends
--Voiceover: Emily Nitz-Ritter
--Excerpts from "Sputnik Sweetheart" by Haruki Murakami, published in the United States, 2003 by Harper Perennial

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