New album progress and release date

Hey guys,

We've been working hard on the album and we're pumped about how it's sounding. Our initial release date was Feb but it's taking longer and we wanted to let you know why. This is our first new record in 5 years and it's important to us that we nail it.

We just finished re-doing the bass (we weren't happy with the first sound we pulled) and it sounds killer now. This week we borrowed a bunch of vintage guitar amps from friends and Bob has been laying down more guitar parts. After that comes percussion and experimenting with other sounds, then vocals. All up there's about another 10 weeks of recording to do.

It took a while to find the right artist and concept for the vinyl / CD covers and t-shirts. We've got the perfect person on it now and it's looking awesome- we'll post pictures when they're done. There's a lot of other stuff going on behind the scenes too, like planning the album tour. We're independent and organising these things takes time.

After we've finished recording we'll need around 8 weeks to mix and master the record and manufacture everything. We've also got the opportunity to tour Canada between April and June, beginning with some meetings at Canadian Music Week. It's an amazing chance for us to grow the band and set up something big for the album release so we're jumping on it.

Which means we'll be shipping the album to you guys in September. To say thank you for your patience, all our crowdfunding backers are getting a download of our "Live From The Basement" album this week so keep an eye on your email.

We'll be running our crowdfunding right up until we start pressing the vinyls and CDs so you've got a few more months to contribute if you'd like to help: pledge.thesunpilots.com. Thank you to everyone who's contributed so far. It's going really well but we need to raise more to cover mixing and mastering and we're hoping to avoid borrowing money if we can.

That's where things are at right now. More updates to come!

-Raj, Bob, Kay and Stefan

PS. We're releasing another new song preview next month so stay tuned...

[VIDEO] New album preview #3: Faded Out

Hello friends!

We’d like to wish you all happy holidays and a kick ass new year. Also a huge shoutout to everyone who’s pledged so far- we’re very lucky to have you as fans.

To celebrate a successful Sunpilots year, here’s another new album preview. It’s called “Faded Out” and was recorded live (one take) in Berlin. We still have a way to go to hit our crowdfunding goal so check out the rewards below if you’d like to contribute. Every bit helps.

Drums are done (we’re seriously pumped about how they sound). Currently recording bass, then guitar and vocals and slowly making steps towards the release?


FADED OUT

You know me
Another night spent lying alone here
Trying to breathe
As the smoke and mirrors both begin to rise
As the world collides and then explodes before my eyes
I realise I can’t move, I can’t get up this time

We’ve fallen so low
We’ve fallen so low

Faded out
Won’t see tomorrow
Faded out
Won’t see tomorrow
We stand, we fall
And through it all
United as we burn

Hear the silence roar
Through the illusion of it all
You say we should fight
And then you fold
You fucked it up didn’t you?
You fucked it up didn’t you…

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[VIDEO] New album preview #2: Fireflies

We’re excited to bring you guys another new album preview! “Fireflies” filmed live in the studio. Share and spread the word.

Massive shout out to everyone who’s pledged so far. Thanks to you we’ve been able to record the bed tracks for the songs in a great studio with a killer engineer. We still have a ways to go to cover mixing, mastering and manufacturing costs so if you’d like to help, just head to pledge.thesunpilots.com and pick one of the rewards to contribute.


FIREFLIES

We are the soldiers in a war that we never want to win;
Trained monkeys do what we’re told for soil and gold
Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, we’ll pretend
To sympathise then
Throw them back and watch them drown again…

Bitter lies like fireflies
Burning through my brain
Feels so good to be so numb-
Never want to change
Feed them to the beasts below,
Let them burn I say
Give me more, so I’ll ignore
The body count today

Dressed to kill in the blood they spill, such a pretty shade of red
Shame they had to lose their heads again…

This is the hour, don’t be late
Thought we’d never be here?
You should’a known better
This is the hour, don’t be late
This is the hour
Don’t…

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