By on September 21, 2011
Band to Perform In-store Show @ Looney Tunes Record Store West Babylon, NY

(September 20, 2011) Aeroplane Pageant released Float Above the Yard today. Buy it [here] on iTunes. You can also hear the album in its entirety by heading over to AOL’s Spinner Listening Party!

The band will perform tonight at Looney Tunes Records Store in West Babylon, NY (a special in-store acoustic performance) and will also play the Living Room in NYC on September 24th as part of a Buzzchips Music Indie Rock showcase.

Aeroplane Pageant’s Float Above The Yard was produced/mixed by 2-Time Grammy Winner “Bassy” Bob Brockman (Notorious B.I.G, Bob Dylan, Herbie Hancock, Debbie Gibson) and expands upon their distinct aesthetic vision of blurring the line between what’s real and what’s fake, while combining poetic-minded content with the latest experimental pop production techniques. “We live in an age of misinformation and misrepresentation, where things are presented in a way that’s often more than real. With this record we really wanted to capture that absurd yet playful whimsy of these illusory and hyperrealistic times,” emphasizes singer/songwriter Brian Kelly.

The new video for “Brief Confessions of a Young Bear,” recently premiered on Consequence of Sound as a TOP 10 VIDEO, stating it’s “as weird and surreal as it could get…and it’s the weirdest shit that makes good art.” Additionally, Baeble Music has latched onto the video making it a “Current Favorite” where it’s now a top video “trending” on their site.

This kooky yet sentimental video/single is compiled mostly from lead singer Brian Kelly’s 1980’s VHS family archive. The footage details an abstract composite of a Halloween memory that’s just in time for the fall harvest and hard-apple cider hangovers.

You can download both singles, “Help Me Shoot This Apple Off My Head” and “Brief Confessions of a Young Bear” at

Previously 2009 single “Stars Still Pretty” was AOL Spinner’s Top Ten Download of 2009, Magnet Music’s Video of Day 2009, which also premiered on Much Music and MTVU. The band was recognized as Newsday’s Top Ten Artist of 2009, and was also featured on NBC New York and CNN.

Whether joining the stage with artists ranging from Vampire Weekend, Psychedelic Furs, Tokyo Police Club, The Antlers, to Hold Steady, Dr. Dog, and White Rabbits, or collaborating with such artists as American writer Rick Moody, or producer Shane Stoneback (Jim Jarmusch, Sleigh Bells, Cults, Fucked Up), who also is remixing songs from the new LP, Aeroplane Pageant has become an integral addition to the New York art pop scene—making art for art’s sake, and borrowing from all artistic mediums—by pooling together sounds both big and small, organic and electronic, insular and celebratory, bright and dark, abstract and material, noisy and melodic, and repetitious and formless—thus creating a sound and vision that’s entirely their own, which only fully materializes with their unhinged cerebral live show.

Furthermore, three additional singles, videos, and remixes will be released for this album, “Brief Confessions of a Young Bear,” “Cities as a Dream” and “Big Little Wolfs.”

With US tour dates scheduled through the fall check the website for all things Aeroplane Pageant.

AEROPLANE PAGEANT is Brian Kelly, Mike DeLorenzo, Tim Watson, Michael Areephituk,and Chris Aguis

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Twitter: @apageant


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.