Melodic and gritty poppunk. It has proven to be a winning combination for bands like Jawbreaker and The Lawrence Arms and it’s working out pretty good as well for Minneapolis’ Banner Pilot.
Two years ago they already dropped an EP called “Pass The Poison” and it’s good to see these dudes can keep things just as interesting throughout an entire full-length. Screeching Weasel, Dillinger Four and the abovementioned bands, they’ve all done it before with the buzzsaw guitars and the snotty vocals. So it’s not like Banner Pilot is doing anything new but they do it oh so well on songs like “Empty Your Bottles” and “No Transfer”.
One things is for sure, Midwest punkrock rules and “Resignation Day” is simply more proof of that.