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Boilermaker - Three Mile Pilot


Year Released: 1998
Format: 7"
Label: slowdance
Reviewed by Andy Malcolm on Jun 13, 2007
Picked this up not knowing that the Boilermaker track was actually already on the rather excellent full length, grrr. Anyway, that song is "Last On The Drive" and it's one of the best on the album, so I'll keep whining to a minimum. It's a snails paced indie rocker, with swirling spacey guitars in the vein of Juno and Antarctica, with nice twinkly bits underlying it, and a guy alternately hitting a drum then a cymbal roughly once every two seconds. If you want to sample the 'maker as there were at the end of their life without getting the album, this is the record for you. It is quite staggering that this band pull off such an enormous sounding track when there are only 3 guys in the band. Takes Juno 5 to achieve the same effect.

I love inserts by the way. And this record is packed with them. Two very nice colour photographs plus a couple of other bits of paper.

Three Mile Pilot are similarily slow on "In This Town I Awaken", and are indie rock too. I've never heard this band before. Lovely piano. The whole song just creeps a long and driftily lulls. ya. I guess it's like a dead slow Built to Spill. Very nice. Oh yeah, it also kind of reminds a bit of the Still Life song "Someone Stole My Bike" which is like one of the most fantastic songs ever, so there you go.

Quality split.

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