Lowell, MA is one of the very few dying mill cities that has successfully turned itself into an artists' community. With that is an insane number of great bands, the latest of which (that we've discovered, at least) is Idle Pilot. Their latest song, "Blind Initiation," is the kind of indie rock that made us love the genre. They do the loud/quiet/loud thing in a new way. They more ease you into one from the other in a much more subtle way. Plus, "Blind Initiation" works its way from a more abrasive, Fugazi-like cacophony to a much more tuneful, harmonic blend of indie rock so quickly you can barely register it.
You can listen to "Blind Initiation" below. Balancing Act, the new album from Idle Pilot, will be out on September 9. Currently the album is available as a pre-order bundle that includes a digital download, t-shirt, stickers, and a cassette, somehow for only $10.00. And all proceeds from this option go to Violence in Boston. You can get your copy via Bandcamp. For more on Idle Pilot, check out their Facebook and Instagram.