DAZED PILOTS are up to release their debut album on FEB, 27th – going by the name “DRUMMERS & CODIES”.
Initially formed as a one-man glam punk show by Rico Mynthen in 2012, by now rebelling as a twosome with Jonas Geise, Dazed Pilots serve their debut “DRUMMERS & CODIES” just like a psychotropic cocktail noir: straight outta their garage, studiously avoiding slick recording standards and stripped down to rock’n’roll’s basic ingredients, systematically – grungy guitars, highly distinct vocals and impelling drum work.
Starting off with a “Vicious Lullaby” – recorded somewhere in the middle of a street in their Linz nidus and employing not much more than half-spoken lyrics, a ticking beat and the murmur of cars passing by, DRUMMERS & CODIES swiftly undergoes a vigorous shapeshift, showing which way Dazed Pilots’ wind actually blows: A rock´n roll animal biting your ear, not letting loose, until you fall for it. Doing the best it can, to keep us high, whilst burning our soul. Ruthless and innocent at the same time, not afraid of showing weakness and strength, desire and disgust.
Video by Berivan Sayici
DRUMMERS & CODIES unfolds like a melomaniac’s diary, conjuring images of easy ways, romantic bonds and hard decisions. Dazed Pilots´ music is sexualized – but by no means walking with a rolling gait. Mynthen’s chesty voice, ever so moody and at times almost nastily switching to trembling hollers, makes brutally honest confessions of transgression, rapture and tailspin, whilst exploring dirty blues and the glamour of the gutters. Here are the ingredients that it takes for loving love in itself. A vibrating concentrate of emotions. Though congenially “beyond hype”, all of it can sparkle and catch fire. At any point!