Canadian rock takes on a vivid new dimension with Sierra Pilot’s debut full-length album, Phantom Pains, which is now available on all DSPs. Musically, it ignites with anthemic, guitar-driven energy, effortlessly bridging the gap between alternative and hard rock and channelling the spirit of early ’90s arena rock bands. Sierra Pilot, conceived by singer-songwriter Taylor Leith, exists simultaneously as both a solo project and a band. While Taylor unabashedly wears his influences on his sleeve, he masterfully carves out a fresh and invigorating take on the genre.
The nine-song album harbours a central theme – an ode to life itself, urging listeners to seize the day and embrace every opportunity. In a world forever changed by the shadows of a pandemic, Sierra Pilot finds solace in the promise of a brighter tomorrow, evident in tracks like the melodically tough “Alive,” the electrifying rush of “Adrenaline,” and the optimistic allure of “Keys To The City.”
“Kerosene,” the most recent single to be released from the album, is a hard-hitting hyper-sexual
track about pure, animalistic instinct that more than lives up to its volatile title. Those carnal desires
are reflected in every explosive moment of the track, driven by a pulsating, relentless beat that
anchors the song to the infectious, buzzsaw guitar that crashes its opening notes.
The album release was planned to come out just ahead of an 11-date Western Canadian tour with
rock legends Skid Row and Buckcherry, but the tour was recently postponed until March 2024.
Sierra Pilot will celebrate the release of Phantom Pains at Maxwell’s Concert & Events in Waterloo,
Ontario on Friday, September 29, with special guests Excuses Excuses and The Lad Classic.
Sierra Pilot 2024 Tour Dates (w/ Skid Row and Buckcherry):
March 3 – Coquitlam, BC (Hard Rock Casino)
March 5 – Vancouver, BC (Commodore Ballroom)
March 7 – Enoch, AB (The Venue at River Cree Resort and Casino)
March 8 – Dawson Creek, BC (Ovintiv Events Centre)
March 9 – Calgary, AB (Grey Eagle Casino)
March 12 – Lethbridge, AB (ENMAX Centre)
March 13 – Saskatoon, SK (TCU place)
March 15 – Moose Jaw, SK (Moose Jaw Events Centre)
March 17 – Brandon, MB (Westoba Place)
March 18 – Winnipeg, MB (Burton Cummings Theatre)
March 20 – Thunder Bay, ON (Thunder Bay Community Auditorium)
Sierra Pilot will also perform one additional show with Buckcherry on March 16 at Reid Field House
in Cold Lake, Alberta.