Portland is bustling with great new bands. Last year it was Meyercord and The Old Believers. Just last week it was Ah Holly Fam’ly. Now it’s Autopilot Is For Lovers, a band that is filled with heavy vibrato and folk-y Americana. Select songs provide focus on specific instruments like banjo and accordion, while others find the band expanding to several instruments.
“Whale Belly” opens the Autopilot Is For Lovers’ latest, To The Wolves, on an extreme high point where emphasis is placed on accordion. The focus shifts to fuller instrumentation from there but diverts completely in “Left Of Sun”, when Autopilot Is For Lovers adds a hefty electric guitar. But it’s in the softer, more folk and Americana centered tracks like “Pine Box Town” where Autopilot Is For Lovers shines most.
Autopilot Is For Lovers: Pine Box Town [mp3]
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Bladen County Press [CD, 2009]
1. Whale Belly
3. The World Is Flat
4. Come Now
5. Left Of Sun
6. Pine Box Town
11. The Last Good Time