Canadian rockers, Pilate, often dubbed as the Canadian "Coldplay", is finally set to release new material, but don't expect it to be released anytime soon. Pilate's sophomore effort, still untitled, will hit record store shelves by next spring. In regards to the new album, the band's website says, "We don't want to rush this one, and a fall release was a little too soon."
Pilate made a name for themselves when they were first discovered at the North By North East festival in Toronto and were rated best new unsigned band by concertgoers. Their CD Caught By the Window was soon released afterwards on MapleMusic Recordings and critics hailed them as the next big thing in Canada. As the pressure mounts for their sophomore disc, Pilate continues to slave away in the studio.
It is confirmed that Head, most notably known for his work with PJ Harvey and Buck 65, is signed on to mix the new Pilate project. "The mixing and will often take things to a whole other level," reports the website. Head will begin to mix and produce the new record by this coming December.
Expect a new single to hit radio by late January/early February. "Barely Listening", which could have been heard at many previous Pilate shows while on tour for Window, is a possibility for a leadoff single, but there are other strong runners up.
Pilate says that they have written a ton of new music, some of which may not see the light of dayůat least for now. "The upside is not only a stronger album, but also a wide selection of 'b-sides', which might be released after the new album comes out, unless, that is, we turn the new album into a four-disc retrospective box set. Maybe that's a little too ambitious." Touring for the album will take place extensively in 2006, which includes gigs in homeland Canada, across the border in the states, and overseas.
Writer: Robert Frezza