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New York City (1998 – present)

Indie/post-punk revival band Pilot to Gunner came together in New York City around 1998. Led by the vocals and guitar of Scott V. Padden, Pilot to Gunner also includes guitarist Patrick Hegarty, bassist Martin McLoughlin, and drummer Kurt L. Herrman. The boys debuted on wax in 1999 with the Hit the Ground and Hum EP for “Me Too!”; that led to the 2001 Gern Blandsten full-length Games at High Speeds. A lifetime’s worth of American DIY tours, as well as one through Australia, followed, as did the a deal with the Arena Rock Recording Co., which reissued Games at High Speeds with an additional bonus track in early 2003. Games at High Speeds was also picked up by Rykodisc in Europe, and Building Records in Australia. Get Saved was recorded in 2003 with J. Robbins and released in 2004 by ARRCO in the US, Rykodisc in Europe, and Building Records in Australia.

An even more hellacious touring schedule ensued, which found Pilot to Gunner bringing their tightly wound, D.C. inspired rock to nearly all of the lower 48, eastern and western Europe, Russia and Australia while garnering some pretty fawning press blurbs along the way.

The band have been working on their third full-length album for over a year now. No release date has been set, although according to their MySpace blog the album was more or less complete in July 2008.


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  • PencilQ

    It's happening! First European tour after 10 years.

    13 Feb 3:41pm Reply
  • salesmanisdead

    Finally!!! Is it too much to ask for a UK tour???

    15 Nov 2012 Reply
  • slave_guard

    Guilty Guilty's a total belter!

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • slave_guard

    They signed with Arctic Rodeo and will release Guilty Guilty finally this summer.

    7 Jun 2012 Reply
  • salesmanisdead

    Sounds like a good idea to me. They have enough listeners on here to justify it. Id pay more than 5 dollars (if they accepted international payments)!

    15 Jun 2011 Reply
  • themc

    Ridiculous as it may seem, but the master for the new album "Guilty Guilty" has been completed for over a year but the label, Arenarock, can't afford to release it. Here's what the owner Greg ( told me via email: "figuring out whether to give it away or take donations for digital tracks etc. will figure it out! may need to get 100 people to donate $5 for mastering costs and then release it to the world." Ideas?

    26 May 2011 Reply
  • Daniel_Green

    Great band

    6 May 2011 Reply
  • Natanlastfm

    Barrio Superstarrio d-.-b

    24 Mar 2011 Reply
  • devinsetsfire

    this band owns

    25 Feb 2011 Reply
  • ws1fish

    i finally found a decent torrent of Get Saved to replace my played-to-death CD version. now all i need is Games and the EP. and for them to realise that some of us still have our fingers crossed for that last full length.

    16 Nov 2010 Reply
  • salesmanisdead

    As have I my friend.

    8 Sep 2010 Reply
  • themc

    Actually, I've been speaking with Scott recently and the album is done and in the hands of their label waiting to be mastered. I've also heard a couple of unreleased demo tracks and they're amazing. Don't lose hope yet! ;)

    23 Dec 2009 Reply
  • ws1fish

    agreed with below, sadly

    23 Oct 2009 Reply
  • salesmanisdead

    Don't think this new album will ever see the light of day.

    12 Oct 2009 Reply
  • abatage

    uploaded new photos ... vote vote vote!! =D

    23 May 2009 Reply
  • pcdopc

    Worth more than the 51.105 scrobbles and 3.846 listeners that they have today.

    3 Jan 2009 Reply
  • ultrasource

    ditto, luestone. is k-fed still in the band?

    23 Jan 2008 Reply
  • luestone

    I have loved them ever since I first heard their music on the Family Matters episode where Urkel wins the battle of the bands.

    23 Jan 2008 Reply
  • griekimon

    I have the idea that this is very underrated, but i cant find any music of them :(

    2 Oct 2007 Reply
  • alinecore

    Where can you buy Pilot to Gunner girl tees ?

    27 Apr 2007 Reply
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