Saturday, June 9, 2012
[press release] On July 24 Temporary Residence will release a brand new EP by Three Mile Pilot and we didn't even have to wait 12 years for it! The new EP Maps contains 5 new songs, all of which are as great or better than their killer comeback album The Inevitable Past Is the Future Forgotten from 2010. To celebrate the release of Maps, the band are touring again for only the second time in two decades! Believe it! If you are anywhere near one of these historic events, make sure you're a part of it! After all, live shows are as common as the Transit of Venus with these guys.
Aug 17 @ The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Aug 18 @ Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA
Aug 20 @ Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
Aug 21 @ Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
Aug 24 @ Constellation Room, Santa Ana, CA
Aug 25 @ Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
When Three Mile Pilot - the legendary Southern California trio that spawned Pinback and The Black Heart Procession - returned to active duty in 2010 with The Inevitable Past Is The Future Forgotten, it ended a 13-year silence from the band. The album was amazing, and the hope was we wouldn't have to wait another dozen years for more. The brand new Maps EP delivers on the evolution of The Inevitable Past, but also finds the group returning to some of their exploratory roots in a unique and refreshing way.
Maps opens with Three Mile Pilot's most triumphant song to date, the towering "Long Way Up." From there the band employs tasteful use of guitars, synths and deep grooves to navigate their pleasantly adventurous waters over the course of 20 all-too-brief minutes.
Traditionally EPs serve as stop-gaps between albums, often a collection of toss-offs and leftover b-sides. Maps rejects this notion as it's filled with some of the strongest songs in Three Mile Pilot's remarkable 20-year history.
1. Long Way Up
3. This Escape
DOWNLOAD "Long Way Up" MP3 HERE [right click, save as]
"A small, well-earned triumph." - Pitchfork
"A welcome return." - PopMatters
"This serves as a perfect example of why we missed them so damn much in the first place." - Rock Sound
Posted by Dan Goldin at 2:07 PM