Autopilot is a three-piece indie rock band from Saskatoon, SK, formed in 2002. They recorded and released their first EP 'When You Were' in 2003 followed by the first western Canadian tour. Since then they have been consistently touring Canada. Their busy year started in January 2005 with the recording of their second EP 'The All Divided' followed by the independent release in April. Since then they have been on the road and enjoying a good response from college/community and CBC radio and have also had interest from independent filmmakers with the possibility of appearing on soundtracks in 2006. Autopilot is completely independent and does everything from booking their own tours to organizing their own CD and press releases and although they have no distribution it is hard to keep their CDs on the shelves of record stores. Autopilot's new sound consists of guitar effects, including a violin bow on the guitar; catchy drum beats and solid bass lines. They have been compared to Modest Mouse and Smashing Pumpkins and are also influenced by the likes of Nirvana and Sigur Ros. Although not exclusively a political band, Autopilot show their opposition on the Iraq war, missile defense and other issues such as global warming and the current state of the middle east in many of their songs. Their plans for the near future are to tour extensively in support of 'The All Divided', continue writing original music and are expected to release a third album in fall of 2006.
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