BANNER PILOT: Collapser: LP

I can safely say that this is my absolute favorite record of 2009. I had incredibly high expectations for this LP after Resignation Day became a daily staple in my headphones, and Collapser completely surpassed any preconceived awesomeness I’d prepared myself for. The melodies are sweeter without venturing too far into “pop punk” territory, the production is slick-yet-vicious ala Off With Their Heads’ LP, the lyrics are personal and heart wrenching without even a hint of corniness. It’s pretty much everything I look for in a record of this genre. I honestly feel that Collapser is a benchmark in the post-Jawbreaker punk world. Banner Pilot have unquestionably set themselves apart from the gravelly voiced pop punk masses with what is, in my opinion, a near-perfect record. Unbelievable.

 –Dave William (Fat Wreck)