PILOT SCOTT TRACY: self-titled: CD-R demo

Emerging from the robes of The Causey Way (see Razorcake #1 for full interview), with front man and collaborating main co-songwriters, Scott and Tracy, there are traces of the old project transmogrified into something more slinking, sultry, and openly playful. The only thing I don’t like is the name of the band. It comes across as way too emo for my tastes (like the name Pilot to Gunner). Yet, don’t let that be too distracting. If you like new wave in the vein of Servotron, with music more suitable for slipping your hand under a special someone’s underthings, instead of killing humans (Servotron’s call to arms), while openly inviting the use of a synthesizer, you can’t go wrong. Both Scott (ex-Causey himself) and Tracy have sexy android, almost hypnotic trances of voices and it doesn’t hurt things one iota that they cover ground from intergalactic surf, to the state controlling your monkey brain, to what could be readings from children’s books with equal grace, hummable vibration, and authority. Excellent, hard-to-categorize but fun-to-listen-to music.

 –todd (Pilot Scott Tracy)