Silver Tongue (mp3)
The War of Art EP (mp3)
The War of Art EP (WAV)
“Abolition,” the recently released EP from St. Louis dirty rock outfit Pirate Signal, marks a new beginning for the band. Previously compared to alt-rock acts like the Foo Fighters, these new tracks build upon their already solid foundation, perfectly mating their thunderous rhythm section, searing leads, and big, fuzzy, downright dirty guitar riffs (think Zeppelin and The Black Keys), with the spacey, effects driven color and depth of Radiohead or early Muse. Singer Josh Halbower delivers an absolutely ballsy performance; his dynamic, raspy voice and inspired lyrics the perfect compliment to the furious noise behind it.
Never boring but also never alienating. the songs are high energy and catchy as hell. The writing perfectly straddles the line between heavy and melodic; A bi-polar, back and forth between aggressive, almost Deftones like darkness, and surprisingly funky, radio friendly grooves perfect for fans of Queens of the Stone Age.
Abolition was #16 on the NACC Top Adds chart the week of its release, and has already resulted in licensing contracts from MTV's Ridiculousness, Nitro Circus, NASCAR, and The Discovery Network.
Pirate Signal is:
Josh Halbower - Vocals, Guitar
Nick Stergos - Bass
Brett Arnold - Guitar
Austin Ernst - Drums, Keys
It’s a pleasure to stumble upon the creative work of Pirate Signal – their songwriting and their approach to musical expression is that of a uniquely expressive, poetic, far less blatantly descriptive nature than the vast majority of pop releases tend to be. - Rebecca Cullen, Stereo Stickman
Pirate Signal redefine the concept of Alternative Rock. Clever chordal statements mixed with educated lyrics create an assortment of flavors, making an inventive and rewarding treat for your ears. -MarsBands
I felt like this show was special and I was glad to be in a crowded room witnessing the finest rock n roll in the city peering out from the stage... This is a band well worth the wait of this EP. Well worth the wait for them to headline the night. -KSHE 95 Local Produce