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AVIATOR – “Weathervane” video

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AVIATOR is tricky to write about – something on which they pride themselves. Formed in 2009 in the hardcore hotbed of Boston, the members have been so sharply focused on honing their songcraft that they’ve neglected to manufacture a backstory, an “angle.” But with the maturation evident across their early short-form releases (3 EPs, splits with MY FICTIONS and SPIRIT FANGS), the band is comfortable letting their music speak for itself. Watch their newest music video below and scroll down to see their current live dates.

For their first few years, they billed their sound as “progressive” hardcore, but catching up with them in 2014 it seems as if they’ve progressed into something else entirely. Somewhere along the way, the band – vocalist TJ Copello, drummer Aviv Marotz, bassist Mike Moschetto and guitarists Mat Morin & Michael Russo – began letting go of the tropes of heavy music in favor of emotional weight, plucking instead at heartstrings and cathartically pounding the doldrums away. This growth comes to fruition on ‘Head In The Clouds, Hands In The Dirt,’ their first full-length effort and No Sleep Records debut. Its ten self-produced tracks cover wide swaths of stylistic ground, comprising an emotive post-hardcore tour de force.

Bassist and vocalist of the band, Mike Moschetto, commented on the video:

“Once again we’ve entrusted Erik Rojas with our music, and once again he delivers. I love the way Erik’s dimly lit, claustrophobic cinematography depicts the doldrums of routine and an urgent, almost rabid need to break out. It’s a bit of a darker (figuratively and literally) interpretation of the song, but sends the message just the same.”

AVIATOR on tour:

May 3 – Somerville, MA – Cuisine En Locale
May 21 – Albany, NY – The Treehouse
May 22 – Buffalo, NY – The Lair
May 23 – Howell, MI – Bled Fest 2015
May 24 – Rockford, IL – The Hipster House
May 25 – Milwaukee, WI – Cocoon Room
May 26 – Springfield, IL – The Black Sheep Cafe
May 27 – Kansas City, MO – El Torreon
May 29 – Denver, CO – Mutiny Information Cafe
May 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Shred Shed
May 31 – Nampa, ID – TBA
June 2 – Seattle, WA – The Black Lodge
June 3 – Portland, OR – The Know
June 4 – San Francisco, CA – Honey Hive Gallery
June 5 – Van Nuys, CA – Blood Orange Infoshop
June 6 – Wildomar, CA – Dad’s Den
June 7 – San Diego, CA – Woody’s Burgers
June 8 – Tempe, AZ – Jeremiah’s
June 9 – Albuquerque, NM – Duke City Sound
June 11 – Austin, TX – TBA
June 12 – Denton, TX – Gatsby’s Mansion
June 13 – Norman, OK – Industrial Skatepark
June 14 – Springfield, MO – Outland Bar
June 15 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
June 16 – Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival
June 17 – Columbus, OH – The Summit
June 18 – Pittsburgh, PA – TBA
June 19 – Philadelphia, PA – TBA
June 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Bushwick Public House
June 21 – North Haven, CT – Up All Night Collective
Oct 30-Nov 1 – Gainesville, FL – The Fest

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