* This post has been updated since its original posting. The previous version contained inaccuracies regarding the band’s status with its former record label.
Remember Idiot Pilot?
They were an electronic duo from about seven years back that made a big splash by taking second place at Sound Off! and signed with major label Warner Brothers. Unfortunately, as is the case with a lot of young bands that sign with major labels, their sophomore record didn’t sell well and the band left the label. They later attempted a comeback last year but things just didn’t pan out and are now on an indefinite hiatus.
Well, now Daniel Anderson, who was one-half of Idiot Pilot, has a solo project called Glowbug and he is releasing his third Glowbug EP. The music is more dance-friendly with lots of electronic bloops and bleeps as opposed to Idiot Pilot’s more dark, atmospheric guitar/laptop songs. You can download the EP, titled Displacer Beast, for free over at the group’s Bandcamp page. The three EPs are precursors to a full-length Glowbug record that will be out sometime this year when Anderson isn’t on the road as the guitarist for Houston-based rapper Hyro Da Hero
If you like what you hear you can catch Glowbug live March 10 at Nectar ($10, 8 p.m.) where the group will be making its public debut. Christopher Newton, Brittany Hurley and Hanna Adams will be accompanying Anderson as part of Glowbug.by