Let me just start out by saying that I fucking love Banner Pilot. I’ve never met the guys in the band but if they ever make it to Chicago I’ll buy ‘em all a beer for sure. Their new full-length Resignation Day picks up exactly where their mini-LP Pass The Poison left off. Full of irresistible gritty pop punk that is both gruff and ultra catchy, I can’t help but love this band and this album. Sounding a bit like This Shit Is Genius, Duct Tape Soup, and My Brain Hurts, the awesomeness is almost totally overwhelming. So as I sit here writing this review and find myself drinking some banquet beer, Banner Pilot makes me feel young and reminds me of everything that I love about punk rock music. On Resignation Day everything just sounds right.
Banner Pilot is passionate and has an energy that just can’t be denied. A little Jawbreaker mixed with Off With Their Heads and a little Brendan anyone? I hate making comparisons when it comes to records that are this good; it’s just not fair. Though rocket science this ain’t, for someone like me (one of the original members of Allister) this is like a little slice of heaven on a spinning plastic disc like photocopied fliers hanging on your bedroom wall, tattered Chuck Taylors, and the crackle of a 7” on the stereo. But let’s face it, Banner Pilot aren’t rewriting any punk rock rulebooks here, they stick to what has worked before and still works now. The difference on Resignation Day is they do it better than just about anyone else right now and it’s fucking great.
Go out right now and get yourself a copy of Resignation Day from Go Kart Records.
MP3 | Banner Pilot – Speed Trap Resignation Day
MP3 | Banner Pilot – Milemarking Resignation Day