Monday, June 8th, 2009
CONTEST – Blind Pilot and Local Natives @ The El Mocambo – June 12, 2009
Blind PilotWhen you find out that Blind Pilot are from Portland, it doesn’t seem quite so strange that the duo-turned-quintet used to conduct their tours on bicycle. It also puts into context their genial, acoustically-based, orchestrally-flavoured brand of pop which goes down smooth and easy. It also gives a notion of what you can expect from their tourmates on their current east coast tour, southern California’s Local Natives. Their sound is somewhat fuller, but just as rooted in rich melodicism and unlikely to upset any apple carts. Expect a lot of head-nodding and not a lot of moshing when the two acts play the El Mocambo in Toronto this Friday night, June 12.
And courtesy of Against The Grain, I’ve got two pairs of passes to give away for the show. To enter, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want to see Blind Pilot” in the subject line and your full name in the body. Contest closes at midnight, June 10.
MP3: Blind Pilot – “Go On, Say It”
MP3: Local Natives – “Airplanes”
MP3: Local Natives – “Cards & Quarters” (live)
MP3: Local Natives – “Sun Hands”
Video: Blind Pilot – “Go On, Say It”
MySpace: Blind Pilot
MySpace: Local Natives