Autopilot throw the bash to end all bashes in their their new video for the single Afterglow — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The clip for the Saskatoon indie-rock trio’s shimmering track — which just happens to be the title cut from their most recent album — shows a riotous house party in reverse with the band supplying the live sound in a cramped basement. The low ceiling is enough to make anyone with the slightest bit of claustrophobia feel uneasy, but the killer blend of airy guitars, punchy beats and warm melodies will make you stick around. So who was the owner that let their house be ravaged for the sake of rock ’n’ roll?
“We got home from a recent tour to find our neighbour had sold his house and it was set to be demolished,” explains frontman Marlon Harder. “We convinced the new owners to let us throw one final house party, and surprisingly they agreed — on the conditions that we didn’t have the cops show up and didn’t burn the place down. We called up our friends at the local breweries, got some kegs, and ended up with an insane crowd and had a classic house party (with a little extra destruction). While most of the gear didn’t survive the night, my favourite guitar did make it through the crowd surfing. It’s definitely the most fun we’ve had shooting a video, and the only party we never had to clean up after.“
Over the last few years, the alternative rockers have become a staple in the Saskatoon indie music scene. Known for their thoughtful lyrics, powerful hooks, dynamic stage show, and obsessive hard work, they somehow seem to effortlessly walk the line between passionate art and massive appeal. Over the course of three albums and one EP, they’ve become road warriors, touring relentlessly across Canada and the U.S. and earning a rep as one of the hardest working bands in the country. Their latest album Afterglow, their most impressive and accessible record to date, finds the band reaching for bigger sounds, bigger ideas, and much bigger audiences.