Blind Pilot released a five-song iTunes Live EP on December 29. The EP, available exclusively on iTunes, includes newly recorded versions of album tracks “One Red Thread,” “3 Rounds and a Sound,” and “The Story I Heard,” plus their stunning cover of Gillian Welch’s “Look At Miss Ohio” and an unreleased Blind Pilot original, “Get It Out.”
Recorded and mixed by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie, Laura Veirs) in Portland this fall, the EP is the first Blind Pilot release to feature all six touring members of the band: Israel Nebeker (vocals, guitar), Luke Ydstie (upright bass, vocals), Dave Jorgensen (trumpet, rhodes piano, harmonium), Kati Claborn (dulcimer, banjo, vocals), Ian Krist (vibraphone), and Ryan Dobrowski (drums).
Blind Pilot has long been an iTunes favorite. Their song “Go On, Say It,” off their debut full-length ‘3 Rounds and a Sound’ (Expunged Records), was chosen as iTunes’ Single of the Week when the album was released last year.
Blind Pilot recently finished an extensive headlining U.S. club tour, which included sold out shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Seattle, Austin, Portland, Denver, San Diego, Boise, Vancouver, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, and Atlanta. December 6 marked the end of nearly a year of touring in support of their full-length debut album 3 Rounds and a Sound, which earned the band performances on national radio (NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “All Songs Considered”), national television (“Last Call with Carson Daly”) and a spot on this year’s bill for the esteemed NPR Music Showcase at SXSW in Austin, TX. The album received praise from USA Today, the Boston Globe, the New York Post, Wired Magazine, AM New York, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, which calls the music “…rustic reverie.”
Watch Blind Pilot perform “Look At Miss Ohio” below.