After extracting all possible information from Pilate's recording blog, it appears it won't be too much longer before the Canadian quartet wrap work on their second full-length album. Already recording vocals for the songs, the soft rockers have been in a Vancouver studio working with Joao Carvalho (who produced their debut Caught By The Window) since February.
The as-yet-untitled sophomore effort is taking a "louder, uptempo" step away from the band's mellow, Coldplay-esque debut, but will still have some of the elements of Caught. Recording live-off-the-floor with fewer overdubs, the band is throwing out Neil Young, Police, Bowie, Zeppelin, U2/Doves, and Beatles reference points for the new songs.
When all is said and done, the disc can be expected to come complete with 14 "new and improved" Pilate tracks. Canada's favourite piano-pixie, Ms. Sarah Slean, also guests on the album, playing the piano on a currently untitled ditty. Song titles in consideration for the upcoming effort include: "Call Me An Ambulance", "Barely Listening", "Lost + Found", "Vancouver", "Living Here Is Living Hell", and "Turn The Lights On".
To read Pilate's recording diary, go to www.pilate.com.
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt